“When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi.” Matthew 2:16
Many are concerned with the seemingly modern movement to remove Christ from Christmas, but this has already been attempted. At the sound of Christ’s birth Herod rejected Him and tried to have Jesus removed for good. Not even King Herod could erase Christ from this season. No modern movement will either.
For those who reject Christ, the path of Herod is one they will travel — fear, hatred, jealousy, and death. Sadly, this spreads like cancer and affects others at great cost, just as it did in Israel during the reign of King Herod.