Jan 6, 2016
Matthew 2:19-23. Certainly, from Egypt, the One born "King of the Jews" would return to Israel and live near Jerusalem, right? Isn't Jerusalem the center of Israel's worship? The place where David's throne awaits this new king? Why do Joseph and Mary skip over Jerusalem only to settle in a sleepy little seaside town up north? Why Nazareth of all places? "A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit..."