When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under. Matthew 2:16
When seemingly rational leaders do very irrational things, we are puzzled by it. Take this passage for instance. Herod became angry and wanted to eliminate all the 2 year old boys in Bethlehem. Scripture tells us that the prophet Jeremiah predicted it in Jeremiah 31:15: “A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they were no more.”
Life isn’t fair. I’ve wrestled with that statement for years. And yet deep down I know it to be true. Bad guys get off free. Good men are treated poorly. The innocent become victims and must pay the consequences for other people’s horrendous and evil actions. Pharoah wanted the male children killed. Herod did too.
In a “civilized” world you would think that we’re way beyond killing children because a leader decrees it. Unfortunately, the adage, “the more things change the more they stay the same” is true.
Life truly isn’t fair.
There are innocent victims all around us. Consider volunteering some time to help those who are victimes. We can’t change all the evil hearts in the world but we can certainly do something to mend those who are broken.