Do you hear what I hear?

Do you hear what I hear?

We love to hear the sounds of Christmas – carols being sung, happy Christmas greetings, children expressing delight at the gifts they receive.
But there are also other sounds of Christmas – the sounds of soldiers shouting, children crying and mothers wailing (vs 18) as Herod’s order to kill all male children under 2.
What is God saying to us through this terrible event?
1. There is suffering in the world, and God came to bear it with us.
2. There is uncertainty in the world, and God came to lead us through it.
3. There is death in the world, but God came to overcome it.