Where Fears And Hopes Meet

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Matthew 2:1-12

In the lovely Christmas Carol, “Oh Little Town of Bethlehem”, author Philip Brooks wrote, “The fears and hopes of all the years are met in thee tonight”. Nowhere is this seen more than in the account of the wise men. The reactions to the birth of the King of the World are both inviting and alarming. And these reactions only heighten the fascination with the birth of Christ.