Miracles can be hard work.
About that baptism by fire
As a child, I followed the order of worship in the bulletin, mentally checking off each item. My eyes were on the prize.
Pharaoh trembled at the growing Hebrew population; at the thought that these slaves might realize their oppression and realize their power. He demanded that the Egyptians throw all of the Hebrew baby boys into the Nile River. Herod trembled at the report from the eastern scholars of a child who had been born King of the Jews; at the prospect of Jewish rebellion and an end to his tenuous hold on power.
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