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Vital signs- Thursday, December 15th,2023

The Gospels are filled with examples of people who responded rightly to the coming of Jesus. Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, the wise men, and many others grasped the weight of that moment. But there was one individual who did not share their zeal. Herod was a Roman leader who received word that a new king was born in Bethlehem. Threatened by this new authority, he commanded the slaughter of every Jewish boy in the area under the age of two years old, but Jesus still escaped. This horrific atrocity was nothing more than a false assurance and it would not stop Jesus from fulfilling the promises of God. Herod should have gone with the wise men to lay his crown down at the feet of Jesus. Herod should have seen the hope and peace that Christmas brings. Herod should have recognized that his little regional authority could not compare to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Instead, he was blinded by a desire for his own glory and power. Christmas is only good news for those who recognize Jesus as He truly is and receives the gift of salvation.

”Then Herod, when he saw that he was deceived by the wise men, was exceedingly angry; and he sent forth and put to death all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all its districts, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the wise men. Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying:“

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭2‬:‭16‬-‭17‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

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