King Herod hates Christmas 2
See Part I: King Herod hates Christmas
King Herod was thinking… “What if… a child is born, a prince of peace who destroys my nation?”
God was thinking… “What if… a child is born, a prince of peace, who unites many nations?”
See King Herod thinking. See God thinking.
King Herod decides, I’m just going to kill every single male child under the age of 2. So that this child will not be born.
God was thinking, I will tell Mary and Joseph to go on the run, so that their child will be born.
As Herod was slaughtering children—
On Christmas night, there was fear on one side… And faith on the other side…
Both asking “What if….?”
“What if… (oh, no!)?”
“What if… (Oh yes!)?” A child is born…
You are that child
The same exact thing happened when you were born.
What if… all these bad things end up happening to you?
What if… all these good things end up happening to you?
Just like Jesus, both things happened to you. Good things happened to the child that was born. Bad things happened to the child that was born. But one thing is irrevocable— the child was born. You were born.
You don’t not be born just because of what the world does… when you are born.
Part of the world is going to respond to you being born— with fear. “What if… you are gay? trans? have a disability? a dis-ease? turn into a serial killer?”
The other part of the world is going to respond to you being born— with faith. “Hey-hey-hey… What if… you are perfect as you are?”
And I want to know that God is on the side of those who have FAITH IN YOU, the child that was born. He knows there are others who will be in fear, just because you were born— and he sees them, he knows they’re gonna kill you—
He told Joseph, “let’s get out of here.”
And then when they ran out into the night there were magical Christmas angels, heavenly hosts swirling in the skies above the manger, and a star sparkling and hovering over them. God knows that there are people in fear who you need to flee from. But he’s going to make it fun for you to flee.
The journey towards faith will always be worth it.
You can look back behind you and say, “This guy is trying to kill me.”
Or you can look forward in front of you and say, “This star is guiding me.”
They’re both TRUE.
Fear is true. That guy is trying to kill you.
Faith is also true. That star is guiding you.
But when you are faced in life… with two truths, which are both true— which truth is the one you choose?
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