“But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel.” (Micah 5:2, NIV 1978)
My Musings – Why choose Abram, David, or Joseph and Mary? Why not someone like Alexander the Great or Julius Caesar? Why Israel and Bethlehem? Why not Jerusalem or Rome? People and places that are already famous or prominent tend to have “glory” all their own. The star of Bethlehem might tend to shine on them instead of the one that it guided the Wise Men to. After all, Herod had no intention of sharing his glory.
Bethlehem, a back water village. A scarce six and one half miles from Jerusalem. Welcoming a carpenter and his wife, travelers from another back water village nearly one hundred miles to the…
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