There’s one Christmas story you probably won’t see on any cards this year. It won’t be part of the live Christmas Eve nativity. The “massacre of the innocents” at the hand of King Herod isn’t a story we like to dwell on when we sing of the little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay. But today, as Syria’s ongoing civil war devastates the lives of millions and threatens Christian minorities with persecution, this story nestled at the end of Matthew’s Christmas narrative may be the one we need to hear.

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