The caravan made its way into Jerusalem. Herod’s guards escorted the leaders into the palace and Huw followed drawing the ire of many demons. When they reached Herod, he was accompanied by a large unseen guardian. The prince of the region known as Mael. “Huw, it has been a long time. What brings you to my dominion?”
Huw stood silent as the wise leaders of the caravan inquired of Herod. “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.”
Mael spun toward the men. “What? What did they say?” Mael smiled. “It is true? He has carried out His plan. He has become a mortal. The God that can be killed. We shall finally have our revenge.”
“Aye, but do not be too quick to presume you can understand His ways, Mael.” Huw stood at the ready, in case the bull-headed demon chose to attack for his insolent response.
Mael did not attack. Instead, he turned his attention to calming Herod. “Find out what they know,” he whispered. “Then you can kill the child.” Herod left the wise men and called the chief priests and scribes to discover where the Messiah would be born.
Huw stood outside the room in the hallway as they relayed the prophecy of Micah. The child would be born in Bethlehem of Judea. Herod dismissed all the people and had the wise men brought to him. “The child is to be born in Bethlehem,” he said. After inquiring as to when they first saw the star, he sent them on their way. “Go and search carefully for the child. When you find Him, report back to me so that I too can go and worship Him.”
Huw’s fury with the man flared and he reached for his sword. Would that the Father allow him to strike the man down where he stood.
Mael stepped between Huw and Herod. This was not the time. Huw turned and followed the leaders back to the caravan. They celebrated as they returned to their journey. Once again they saw the star in the sky to the south—toward Bethlehem, just as they were told. They followed the star to the town of Bethlehem.
Huw watched Uri descend from high in the sky to alight on the roof of a house on the outskirts of Bethlehem. Uri shone brighter than any angel Huw had observed since Lucifer. The light, visible both in the spiritual and physical domains, drew the caravan right to the home that Joseph had rented for his family.
With the commotion of the caravan’s arrival, Joseph went outside the home to investigate. When he discovered the nature of their journey, he invited the leaders into their home. The three leaders found Mary and the God-child inside the home. One-by-one they each came before the child and knelt down in worship. They laid gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh before Jesus. News of the child spread to the rest of the caravan and there was great celebration among them.
That night Huw laid his hands on the leader’s head and appeared to him in a dream. “Do not return to Herod. His intention is to destroy the child and preserve his own reign.” The leader woke the rest of the caravan and they departed for their home by an alternate route.
Huw then returned to the home of Mary and Joseph, where he met with Eran and Adiya. He informed them of Herod’s plan.
Immediately, Eran went to Joseph as he slept and warned him in a dream. “Joseph, get up! Take the child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. For Herod is about to search for the child to destroy Him.”
Huw remained in Bethlehem until Herod’s forces arrived. He fought with Mael for many days as the soldiers wiped out every male child under the age of two. However, with Mael occupied, they never realized that the Messiah and his family had escaped. Mael would have to wait to play his ordained role at the appointed time.
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