“When King Herod heard this he was disturbed…” Matt. 2:3
Jesus’ birth caused a disturbance.
One thing about Herod the Great — you wouldn’t want to upset him.
He was a cruel, power-hungry ruler who destroyed anyone he considered a threat to his throne.
He had his own wife murdered,
and her three sons,
and his mother-in-law,
and his brother-in-law,
just to name a few.
When King Herod was agitated, you can bet the people of Jerusalem were on edge.
“When King Herod heard this he was disturbed and all Jerusalem with him.” Matt. 2:3
Jesus disturbs me sometimes, too.
Disturb: interrupt the quiet, rest, peace, or order of; unsettle.
I need Him to interrupt my carefully planned and organized life.
I want Him to shake up my settled, complacent idea of discipleship.
I long to hear His voice break through the silent night.
Come, Lord Jesus — cause a disturbance in me.