12/27 Matthew 2:19-23
But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, and said, 20 “Get up, take the Child and His mother, and go into the land of Israel; for those who sought the Child’s life are dead.” 21 So Joseph got up, took the Child and His mother, and came into the land of Israel. 22 But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Then after being warned by God in a dream, he left for the regions of Galilee, 23 and came and lived in a city called Nazareth. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophets: “He shall be called a Nazarene.”
Jesus lived in Nazareth. It was a simple town of Galilee. He grew up there growing in wisdom and grace. He was the Son of God. Joseph obeyed God and moved to Nazareth. Amazing what happens when we obey God. He knows the end from the beginning. Praise the Lord.