Contributed by Daryl Bahn on Dec 24, 2001
First Sunday after Christmas, Year A -- God had Mary and Joseph take Jesus down to Egypt. When God sometimes takes us out of our comfort zone, it is part of his gracious plan for us in Christ.
Here we are at the end of one year and ready to begin another. The readings for this morning are for the First Sunday after Christmas, and the Gospel tells us about the trip that Mary, Joseph, and Jesus took down to Egypt. It wasn’t a vacation. They weren’t just “going south for the winter.” They