For those who celebrate, it's Holy Innocents day.
Holy InnocentsAfter -Jesus was born, Matthew’s gospel records that King Herod was so disturbed by the news of a potential contender for the throne that he ordered a preemptive strike, executing all boys in Bethlehem under two years of age. Since its earliest centuries, the church has remembered these “holy innocents” who died because -Jesus’ coming posed a threat to those in power. Today we remember all the little ones, born and unborn, who are sacrificed in a culture of death that has not yet welcomed the good news of -Jesus. And we recall that Herod’s kingdom is now long gone, but the kingdom of God goes on.
Most celebrate by feasting, yet in constant remembrance and prayer of the injustice present in the world.
Remember the lives of your little ones, Lord : and break the sword of the oppressor.
Francis Schaeffer, founder of L’Abri, wrote, “Our conscious relationship with God is enhanced if we treat all the things he has made in the same way as he treats them.”
But again, we are in the middle of the week. I saw this on Mike Donehey's (lead singer for Tenth Avenue North) twitter today, I thought I would share it.
Friend, If Christ lives in you, You are clean. You are forgiven. You are new.
If Christ lives in you, You are no longer a slave to those things you hate. You are righteous. You are loved. You are free.
In Christ, You are cared for. You are blessed. You are the hands of grace to an entitled world. Give in the same way you have received.
May the peace of Christ go with you.