Joseph got up, took the child and His mother during the night and left for Egypt, where he stayed until the death of Herod. – Matthew 2: 14-15 ✝️
I love to imagine the little details between the lines of God’s word. It was John the Apostle that said,
“Jesus also did many other things. If they were all written down, I suppose the whole world could not contain the books that would be written.” – John 21:25
For instance, Yeshua Jesus spent the first years of His earthly life in Egypt. The gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh that Yahweh provided through the Magi were likely used to finance that trip (but that is another entire story). Jesus would have been about four or five when they returned to Israel after Herod had died.
I love to imagine the young Yeshua Jesus walking among the Pyramids and looking at the Sphinx. For these things were ancient monuments even then! What a perspective the Creator of the universe would have had as He viewed these monoliths.
Would He have been awed by them? Admired them? Or would He have had a different perspective… one which encompassed a culture of slavery in which not only the Hebrews, but an entire people was enslaved? In fact, the Great Pyramids represent an entire people dying for their King.
My point does not end here, though. Many such monuments, such as Auschwitz, are not beautiful nor do they represent something or someone we admire. But they are there so that we NEVER FORGET. So that history never again repeats itself in such a horrific way.
WE MUST NOT ERASE THESE MONUMENTS AND MEMORIES FROM OUR CULTURE, OR OUR CULTURE WILL BE DOOMED TO REPEAT THE VERY HORRORS THEY REPRESENT.
It’s amazing to think that Jesus once viewed the monuments of Egypt and that we can view them ourselves today, and to realize that an entire people died for their King, so that the King would live eternally through the Pyramids. But it’s even more amazing to realize that another King, the true King, did just the opposite. He died for His people. Yeshua Jesus, King of all Creation, died for each and every one of us, so that we might live forever through Him. ❤️