From Far Away to Galilee

You’ll notice in this Bible reading plan that we repeat on Fridays what was or will be read on Sundays.  This is because of two things: first, the Sunday readings don’t exactly cover all of the Gospels, while the Friday readings do.  Secondly, it’s a good idea to repeat certain passages of Scripture so that our souls can be touched more deeply by them.

Chapter 2 has the whole sweep of the story in its three parts: the Magi, Herod’s murder of innocent children and the flight of Jesus, Mary and Joseph into Egypt.  Then comes another dream:  Joseph can return to the peace of Galilee where Jesus would  grow up. 

Here’s an idea.  Take each of these sections during the parts of the day: morning, afternoon and evening.   As you live the whole story in your day, what further effects upon your own soul does this great chapter make on you?  I suggest that you have a notebook as you read these Bible passages…God has something to say to you that you’ll want to remember!

Matthew 2

Fridays are dedicated to the Gospels.

This year in the season of Advent to Epiphany
we read the Infancy Narratives of St. Luke followed by Matthew 1—8.

These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook.  You will have the entire program of well over a thousand of these introductions with you on your phone or table! Check the menu options at the site for more information.