December 24, 2010 • Matthew 2:13- 23
Christmas and holiday spirits are high, but the happiness and joy surrounding celebrations and Christ’s birth can be a sharp contrast to the reality of our lives. Sorrow and pain are accentuated at Christmastime too. We feel loss or separation more acutely. These contrasts are also present in the story of Christ’s early life found in the book of Matthew. He was hunted by Herod, a refugee in Egypt. What part of the real Christmas do we leave out as we retell the wonderful story of Christ’s birth?
Special Guest: Dhan Khatiwoda