Matthew 2

He was an avid builder, even initiating the rebuilding of the Temple. But he was also a friend of Rome – a position that gained no friends among the Jews. He reigned when Jesus was born – an event that should have been a non-event in the world’s eyes. Then, Herod met the Magi – the Wisemen – and his dark and evil heart, wrapped in suspicion and a lust for power revealed itself again. How does this play into the “Christmas Story?”