She, was exhausted from their travels across the sandy middle eastern dessert terrain. Exhausted but had a little farther to travel. She belonged to a particularly troublesome ethnic group which didn’t play well with their neighbors. They were frequent objects of violent outbursts and were, with some reason, accused of genocide as well.
This particular instace with this particular family, they were fleeing the unwanted attention of their dispotic dictator who was bloodthirsty, to say the least, willing, if the stories are correct, to kill his own son if he (the son, that is,) was a perceived threat to his iron-fisted rule.
As I said before in my conceptual family, the dictator had taken notice of the couple’s oldest son and the things that had been said because, as you well know people do not know how to keep their mouths shut. So she crossed the boarder of her native soil and took on refugee status.
It isn’t hard to understand why she and her husband might want to put a little distance between them and those that would do them harm.
Would you give them shelter?
You would find nothing if you did a background check.
Can you prove a negative?
Would you let more brown people in as refugees?
Or do you believe the unfounded boogieman stories you watch on Fox News?
Should they be forced to go back where they cane from?
Did you say yes, no, or a lazy maybe?
Dumbass, the brown people were Jesus, Mary, and Saint Joseph.
You threw baby Jesus under your bigoted bus.
And you let Herod kill all the babies in that two year window (picked the wrong team.)
Glad the Egyptians (Nope, weren’t Muslim aka people of the book, they were heathen idol-worshipping old school pre-Islamic Egyptians) and *they* had the heart to let the hunted family live there until evil dictator (aka Herod) died and the family could safely return home.
Think about that and remember to not let your own fears drive you to hasty and coldhearted decisions but let love govern your heart. The Bible says that perfect love casts out fear.
I dare you to live like you believe it.