22 Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, “Every boy that is born to the Hebrews you shall throw into the Nile, but you shall let every girl live.”

Exodus 1:22

16 When Herod saw that he had been tricked by the wise men,[i] he was infuriated, and he sent and killed all the children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had learned from the wise men.

Matthew 2:16

 

When God raised Moses up to deliver the people from Egypt, those in political power were afraid and killed the baby boys. When Jesus was incarnated to deliver the people from Sin, those in political power were afraid and killed the baby boys.

There are strong parallels between these accounts. But out of great misery, suffering, and tragedy, God worked His greatest triumphs. 

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