Mary’s Story, Jesus the Refugee – Prepare Them Room 4

*** 2018 update – the whole Prepare Them Room series has moved from Off The Page and can now be found here ***

We ran because God told us to run. No one aspires to become a refugee: the taste of humiliation is bitter. We ran, not to improve our lives, but to save them.

In the evening, we’d celebrated the coming of the Magi, feasting on good wine and meat. I was deep in contented sleep when I dreamt I was a boat, rocked from side to side by waves. I awoke to find Joseph shaking me.

“We need to go. Now.”

In case you missed it back in December, this was the final instalment in my Prepare Them Room series for Off the Page. I wrote the Advent story through the lens of hospitality and refugees – this week it was Mary’s experience in Egypt. Come with me to Off the Page to check it out. 

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One Response to Mary’s Story, Jesus the Refugee – Prepare Them Room 4

  1. Heather Coupland 2nd March, 2018 at 3:38 pm #

    HI Tanya. I just have to say how much I look forward to your book reviews. I was so happy to see your email land in my inbox and I saved it until I had time to sit and read it properly, rather than skim it with half an eye, while I was trying to do other things 🙂 Thank you so much for taking the time to do these. I have just ordered 3 of the books and am excited about reading them! I too loved Eleanor Oliphant, which we read with our reading group and have been undecided about trying The Essex Serpent but now I won’t bother. I’m looking forward to Emma Scrivener, Katharine Welby-Roberts and YOU x

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