they came to the country of Egypt.
Herod waited a long time for the Wise Men to return from Bethlehem, but they
never came. Maybe they had guessed why he had been so eager to see Jesus. Now
Herod was angry! He had not found the newborn king!
Herod sent his soldiers to kill every baby in Bethlehem and the country round
about. Surely this would get rid of Jesus!
But Jesus was safe in Egypt. When Herod died,
an angel told Joseph, "Arise, take the young child and his mother and go
Back to Bethlehem they started. In Judea Joseph learned that Herod's son was now
ruler. What if the new king were like his father?
Because Joseph was afraid, they went on to
Nazareth. Here they made their home, and Joseph opened his carpenter's shop.