The terror and violence of the world is a sharp contrast to the gentle story of God’s love at Christmas. Herod wanted to stop what God was doing in the world, just as evil wants to stop the work of Christ today. Herod was not able to kill the Christ child, but that did not protect the innocents who suffered the effect of his maniacal command. How does the coming of Christ address suffering in the world, and why does this suffering continue so many centuries since Christ first appeared?

Speaker: Rev. Tom Berlin

Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12