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How did the Angels Guard Jesus-Child? pt. 2
The wise men came to visit the child Jesus.
They brought gifts.
They had seen the star announcing Jesus birth. And came with the gifts. King Herod asked specifically when they had seen the star so he killed the babies under two years.
[Jesus is referred to as a child not a baby.]
What happens is, they bring gold, frankincense and myrrh to Jesus. Money just drops in on Joseph and his family. Then the angel warns Joseph to flee to Egypt. And surprise he has the financial wherewithal to lead his family to safety.
Two years before the wise men saw the star. It brought the message of the birth of Jesus. It was an angel in star form appearance, a guardian angel for Jesus. It was acting on third parties to do something that would help/guard/protect someone else, Jesus.
Did the wise men intend to fund the escape to Egypt? No, but they did. It was all initiated by the guardian angel.
Remember the angels, when manifesting themselves, manifest in a cultural apropos form. The wise men were astrologers. So, the appearance of a star
blends well with how a guardian angel would manifest.
Notice too that the money came to Joseph at the right time. It came when Herod was about to strike. When it was needed, It was there.
We often has our time frame in which we think things should happen. But God has his time frame. It is not for us to fret. Things happen at the right time, so that we can do at the right time.
I heard of a couple who need money for a special emergency. They went and prayed and that day they had a check that was owed them came in the mail. They claimed the instant answer to prayer.
The preacher asked them when the check was mailed. When they were praying, the check was already in the mail. The third party was enabled and did pay off their debt with the check mailed days before. This would blend well with how a guardian angel might work this out.
The money came in at the right time. If it had come before, they might have spent it, and they might not have had the money for the emergency. In all this the guardian angel would have been protecting them and guarding the answer [money] for the right time.
Jesus said God knows what we need before we ask. Maybe our prayers should be in faith thanking God that there are guardian angels working things out. Did not Paul say that all things are to be received with thanksgiving?
There is a saying a butterfly flaps its wings in Japan, and there in a year is a hurricane in Brazil. This is the butterfly effect.