Rev. Brian Johnson
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-24
Jesus has come into our world to shine the light of God’s love and overwhelm the darkness of our hatred. But, the terrible truth is that when God’s way of peace is presented to us, the powers of this world often respond with violence – the revolution that Jesus is bringing threatens us, and so we resist it by any means necessary. Today’s Scripture lesson is a story of the wondrous light that Jesus brings us – and of the forces of darkness that resist it.