Reflections From The Bible And Life

Holy Innocents

1 John 1:5 – 2:2; Matthew 2:13-18;

The bible reminds us that God is light, and that in Him there is no darkness at all. In the Lord, no matter what happens, the end will always be good. When we try to hide our sins we are turning to darkness, and therefore nothing good will come out of it. We have to be transparent and true to Him.

When King Herod learned that the three wise men tricked him about the star of Bethlehem, what was spoken through the prophet Jeremiah in the Old testament had been fulfilled:

‘A voice was heard in Ramah,
wailing and loud lamentation,
Rachel weeping for her children;
she refused to be consoled, because they are no more.’

Rachel was the mother of Joseph and Benjamin, who were both killed in the Old testament. This happened again with the massacre of newborn infants up to 2 years of age by King Herod, who saw the prophesied Messiah as a threat to his kingdom.

These little babies were killed because of one man’s fury, and all for the wrong reasons: prejudice, hatred, jealousy, madness, and plain ambition to maintain his position and seat of power. Just like the senseless passion and death of Jesus Christ, God will be merciful to these innocent victims, and just as Jesus rose from the dead, they too shall live again eternally, and God will surely grant them their places in heaven. So let us not be sad for victims of injustice. Instead let us extol them for he ultimate sacrifice they made for the Lord.

Let us also pray for all the people who are hidden in darkness. They need more prayers than anyone else.

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