Little change

Thursday January 10th, Matthew 2: 1-2 after Jesus was born in Bethlehem village, Judah territory— this was during Herod's kingship—a band of scholars arrived in Jerusalem from the East. They asked around, "Where can we find and pay homage to the newborn King of the Jews? We observed a star in the eastern sky that signaled his birth. We're on pilgrimage to worship him." The Julian family of Herod’s boss, Caesar, was also born under a star. It was considered the sign of greatness being born. So when Herod hears the news, it is not such good news to him. He has hitched his wagon to the Julian star and hoped to ride it to great heights. This new star could only mean trouble. Then when he finds out that the star is for the birth of the king of the Jew, he knew he had to do something, after all, that was his title. Like any good ruler hung up on power and greed, he devised a plan for a pre-emptive strike that would kill many innocent children of God. The world has changed little.


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