Sleeping children

1 Aug

A voice is heard in Ramah,
weeping and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children
and refusing to be comforted,
because they are no more.”
After Herod died… Matthew 2: 18-19a

Herod murdered sleeping children. Matthew 2 tells us the story of a ‘great’ King who was visited by wise Magi from the East searching for a greater king, a baby whose birth had been foretold for centuries. For centuries the Magi families awaited for His star to appear in the sky. Its coordinates lead them to Jerusalem where the star disappeared for a time. Sharing the story of the quest to King Herod, the Magi were seeking help from what they thought, according to Herod’s words, from a fellow worshipper of this new King of the Jews. In fact, after directing the Magi to Bethlehem, Herod was planning to murder this baby. When he realized that he was tricked and the Magi wasn’t returning to Bethlehem, Herod planned a murderous strike of sleeping children, males two years and under, in the Bethlehem area. The Times of India reported this ancient story today, July 31 with some name and narrative changes,

UNITED NATIONS: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the attack on a UN school in Gaza that killed at least 16 people early Wednesday as “outrageous” and “unjustifiable,” and demanded an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in the war between Israel and Hamas.
“Nothing is more shameful than attacking sleeping children,” Ban said on his arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica. “I condemn this attack in the strongest possible terms.”
Ban said “all available evidence points to Israeli artillery as the cause” of the pre-dawn attack, and he pointedly noted that Israeli military authorities had received the coordinates of the school from the United Nations 17 times, including on Tuesday night.

The United Nations trusted Israel, a present day Herod, with coordinates 17 times; the wise Magi never trusted. Sleeping children died in either case. The only consolation? As beginning of Matthew 2: 19a tells us ‘After Herod died…’

All Herods eventually die.

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