Saturday 11-19-2016 Posadas City, northern Argentina
Today we read Matt 1 - 4
S. Matt 2:2-4 Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We have seen his star as it arose, and we have come to worship him." Herod was deeply disturbed by their question, as was all of Jerusalem. NLT
O. A newborn baby frightened a king. He took no chances, because the prophets had called that baby boy “The Messiah King”. So he ordered his soldiers to kill every baby boy under 2 years old in and around Bethlehem. “Now I am safe! That tiny baby can’t ever get my throne!” he reasoned.
A. Did Herod think that this child would rise to power during his lifetime? If so, did he think he could thwart God’s plan? Obviously, he was very insecure if frightened by a tiny baby. How sad that he chose genocide just so he could “sleep in peace”.
And now I ask myself, how many babies have been murdered so that some guy can “sleep in peace”. Grown men tremble when they find out that their girlfriend or secret mistress is pregnant. And to protect himself, he becomes a “King Herod” and orders the tiny baby… his own child… to be murdered… only so that he can “sleep in peace”… while his girlfriend weeps, weeks, months or years over her dead baby. “Secret genocide” has reached unheard of proportions in the USA alone.
P. Father God in heaven, can you forgive America for mass genocide ordered by and paid for by our governing “king”? Is there any way that these helpless babies, if spared, can have a loving mother and father and grow to be “princes” and “princesses?” God, I pray, please give this new government great wisdom to be able to reduce this wicked, selfish practice… designed only to promote and propagate lusting “free sex” without true love and commitment. Amen.