Matthew 2:13-15

13 Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” 14 Then Joseph got up, took the child and his mother by night, and went to Egypt, 15 and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet, “Out of Egypt I have called my son.”


There are many layers to this part of the story, but what we know is that sometime when Jesus was a toddler, the local king wanted his head. The family fled the region into Egypt, and spent an unknown amount of time (months, perhaps years?) as refugees in a foreign land.


Reflect on the injustices of the world, particularly for those displaced by their home seeking refuge in new places. What might it mean that Jesus was also a refugee?