The Magi and The Terrorists

Well, I choose my title after the happenings in France yesterday. I do think I should get back to Matthew and we must concentrate our efforts on loving change in this world. But I want to show that those who are evil and power-hungry terrorist have been around forever.

In, Matthew 2:1-12 , we see the Magi inquiring about the baby who is the Messiah.  They are on a journey, following the star, to give gifts to honor our Lord’s birth! Matthew makes sure to emphasize that the baby was born in Bethlehem in Judea. Once again confirming what the prophets had stated in the Old Testaments. And that the blood line came from King David. Which is very important to the Jewish community!

We are told King Herod, the people’s chief priests, and the teachers are extremely disturbed about the news.  These are our terrorists. Because to me, anyone who wants to kill my Jesus and stop the spread of His loving message is a terrorist! And that is what we are seeing in today’s world.

I am told in my study bible that Herod lived a murderous and opulent lifestyle. He murdered his family members including his own wife and children.  Later on we will see him murder the babies of Bethlehem. His insatiable desire for power, control, and greed will eventually be his downfall. As with all of those who strive to further their terrorism.

The terrorists fear the birth of the Messiah, because now the people will not indulge in assisting their lifestyles of carnage, luxury, and breaking every one of the Ten Commandments. Then the terrorists control is diminished, and the people led by God would rise to the call and vanquish them!

Ok, stepping down from my soapbox…

For now, we see Herod telling the Magi to let him know when they find the baby, so he can worship the Messiah too. What a liar!

The Magi followed the star and found Jesus with his mother.

In a study group, I attended years ago, it was explained that baby Jesus was probably months old. You have to understand that travel, whether on foot or camel, takes some time.

The Magi presented Jesus with gold, incense, and myrrh. And then returned to their country by another route. Because God stepped in to make sure evil would not alter His plan for our salvation. In a dream the Magi were warned about Herod and his evil plans.

Once again, love prevails because God has already won the war! He won it the first day of creation and His plans will not be altered. We, as Christians, should step up to win the battles in our homes, streets, communities, and nation!

God Bless You!

God Bless America!

 

Author: jonithetentmaker

Published author of the awesome Christian children's book, "The Tent Maker". The Tent Maker blog and The Tent Maker.org website is free for kids. Stories, games, coloring pages, and contests. Fun and fellowship go hand in hand, especially if it is a child's hand! My other blog, Thru The Bifocals of my Life, is my adult blog about how I see life through the bifocals that I must now wear and a little hindsight 20/20! Like everyone, I am very much human, flaws and all.

2 thoughts on “The Magi and The Terrorists”

    1. Maybe I oversimplified my article. No, I can not see where God would have the mass murder of babies as a part of salvation. But evil belongs in this world and to complicate matters, God gave us free will to make our own decisions. The consequences of those decisions sometimes only fall on our own heads, unfortunately other times those decisions fall onto the head of the world. (Hitler is a good example.) If God intervened on every bad and/or horrendous decision, then we would not have free will. And the choices would be Gods’ not ours. Then we would be an entirely different species. And that is where faith comes into account. Because we do not know or understand His ways. We are told this in the bible. But faith will guide us through this life and into eternity, where we will know all.

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