“But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.” (Jeremiah 29:7) When we think of refugees during the Advent season, we naturally think of the young Jesus leaving with his…
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“Behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, ‘Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I…
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“[Joseph] got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt.” (Matthew 2:14) The town of Chełm, Poland, sits about 15 miles from…
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“So was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: ‘Out of Egypt I called my son.’” (Matthew 2:15) What consolation it must be to know that…
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“This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said, ‘The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make his…
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“Behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them.” (Luke 2:9) We are used to the fact that Christmas is a…
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“When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, ‘Get up,’ he said, ‘take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay…
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“He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble.” (Luke 1:52) The advent of Jesus is good news to the young woman living…
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