Matthew 2:14 “So he got up, took the child and his mother, and left during the night for Egypt”
This verse brings to mind the story of the man who died in a flood because he was waiting for G-d to save him. When the man died and came into the presence of G-d he asked to know why he had to die when so many of his neighbors had lived. G-d answered the man that he had sent him a boat, a caravan and before that a messenger warning him to get to higher ground. The man failed to act because he was waiting on G-d in the wrong way. Joseph takes action here. He has to take action or Yeshua will be murdered. Thankfully I don’t find my life in peril on a regular basis, but the point still stands: if I want something to happen, or I want to avoid something, I need to take concrete steps now. I can’t expect G-d to magically change my reality because I love Him. We exist in a world of flesh and blood and G-d expects us to not lose sight of that even as we strive to reach the greatest spiritual heights.