This season is a time when emotions are high and people are more loving. But for some people there are emotions of sadness for loved ones who have gone before them. And it has been like this since the first Christmas, now we are going to read a verse,”Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men.” Matthew 2:16 In this verse the mother’s of the males Herod had killed were great with sadness but there was joy for Mary because the wise men had brought them gifts. Which I think may have helped them pay for their escape to Egypt. On the subject of wise men ,the wise men probably came after the first 40 days of Jesus’ life,because Mary and Joseph brought birds instead of a lamb to the temple to sacrifice. They bought the great lamb for he world. The lamb that came to save the world. Christmas isn’t just a time of people being nice to everyone but it is a time to celebrate Jesus coming as a baby to save the earth. So that we and any one who trust in Him may not die but have everlasting life. So that you can see your love ones again. The hope of Christmas is that Jesus came as the Lamb for the whole world. Christmas is a time for us to be around people who we love and to be around the Lord and thank Him for giving us the greatest gift of all.