The Wismen

The Gospel for the first Sunday after the Nativity feast is from the gospel according to St Mathew chapter 2; it talks about the wise men who also worshiped the Child JESUS and offered their offerings. And it was made clear to them by God in a dream that they were not to go back to Herod; so they went into their country by another way.
And when they had gone, an angel of the Lord came to Joseph in a dream, saying, Get up and take the young child and his mother, and go into Egypt, and do not go from there till I give you word; for Herod will be searching for the young child to put him to death.
After the visit of the wise men, St Mary the virgin lady, and St Joseph the carpenter were happy, joyful and calm, but mind you that the situation is not always like that, meaning that living with the LORD JESUS some days you will be happy and joyful and in others you will be in pain, some days you will be in glory but in some other days you will be in hardship.  Some days the wise men shall come and kneel down for you and give you presents and the bright star come over the cave where you are borne and all the people know that a great one is borne, all this is great, joyful and glorious events, but there are times when there will be weakness and pain and you will be told take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt.  Living with the LORD JESUS is a mixture between pain and joy, hardship and glory, you should know this very well.
We notice that St Joseph the carpenter was not greatly worrier nor he discussed the matter any further with the Angel, for example he could have said to the Angel how these can be a while ago you told me that the Child shall be the saviour of the world, okay then, the saviour of the world cannot get rid of Herod, who is stronger then?  Is it the LORD JESUS or Herod, is it Herod who is the stronger and that is why we should flee? No… can kill Herod and not to ask me to flee!  My beloved brothers; St Joseph the carpenter did not go through this dialogue with the Angel, but it is we who say that because of our week faith and believe, but not St Joseph, but he immediately took the Child and HIS mother and fled to Egypt without even asking the Angel about when will he come back, one should have obedience…endurance accepting all that what comes on to him.  
Saint John the Chrysostom tells us not to ask for wonders from our LORD JESUS……why is that?  Because HE has HIS own ways which you will not understand now but later on you will. Saint John the Chrysostom says (if since HIS child hood HE showed many wonders then the people would not have taken HIM as a human but a God). We know that HE is the LORD GOD, but HE wants to tell us that I am also a full human just like you; I live all your hardships and pains.  For this HE subjected HIMSELF to the fleeing to Egypt to give us a method to follow in our lives, and this method or way is Do not resist evil, but escape from evil.  There are situations when we need to flee.  The LORD JESUS grants us HIS protection and protects us all Amen. Good News