1 Ch 27-29; Mat 2; Psalm 64-65
Matthew’s great theme is ‘Fulfillment’ We shall see this over and again in many ways. Immediately the Christ child finds himself as it were driven from amongst his people – to that place of ancient threat – Egypt. Abraham of course also sojourned in Egypt, but unlike Abraham, and indeed the children of Jacob, we know nothing of the time the Holy Family spent there, except that ‘it was to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophets’.
In the coming of Jesus we see all God’s purposes and plans coming to Fulfillment – and it is worthwhile asking ourselves, can we hold this to be true? Or are we waiting for another??