Horror In Bethlehem

Matthew 2:1-21 — We tend to forget that there is a tragic element to the Christmas story. There was great joy and rejoicing in Bethlehem and then shortly afterwards there was great distress and sorrow. In a fit of rage King Herod ordered all the boys two-years old and under to be killed and they were. It’s a terrible event to contemplate, but even in the midst of unthinkable horror we a find a message of hope and comfort.