Now when they had departed, 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 tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” And he rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed to Egypt.
But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, “Rise, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the child’s life are dead.” And he rose and took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel.
– Matthew 2:13-14, 19-21 ESV
#Awake #Arisen #On Mission
Have you received the call to rise and go?
Have you dreams or the answers to your prayers pressed you on towards a new and unknown destination?
What will be your answer to the call today?
We can’t change yesterday, nor can we let guilt or pride over our past influence our actions to “rise and go” today.
Lord, help us to be attentive to your call, to listen for your instruction, to be prepared to go, and to rise and go when called into action. And if we are to wait, if this is our time to rest in your grace and prepare for the knock at our hearts, let us meditate upon your word, renewing our minds, preparing ourselves for the journey ahead by consuming your Word, loving and serving, and looking to you without ceasing. Amen.