All hail! Ye infant martyr flow’rs, cut off in life’s first dawning hours:
As rosebuds, snapt in tempest strife, when Herod sought your Savior’s life.
To remember the slaughter of the innocents is a shock following the anticipation and celebration of the birth of our
King. However, in this event we see the real reason for the season: Christ came, not to run from, but to rush headlong
into dealing with death. The inhuman genocide of young children is a bloody finger that points to our need of a
redeemer and healer. It points us to our hearts as well, for do we not also routinely sacrifice others on the altar of selfpreservation?
Do we not look out for “number one” first and foremost? During this season of Christmas it is
appropriate to fall upon our knees and repent. Then, it is our joy that we rise again, lifted by the truth that as far as the
curse is found the blessing of redemption flows. Out of the ashes come life and healing. —Nathan
Key Words: Faithful, True, War, Wrath, Fire, Thousand, Death, Hades
Keystone Verse: Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire.
This is the second death, the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:14)