But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, are only a small village among all the people of Judah. Yet a ruler of Israel will come from you,
one whose origins are from the distant past.
(Micah 5:2 NLT)
Last year, I was blessed to finally visit Israel, the land where Jesus was born, ministered and died. I toured many significant historical places…except one. I had made plans to visit the little town of Bethlehem the day prior to our departure, but our tour bus cancelled on us last minute. That same day we found out that God had kept us from going to protect us from political unrest.
This once insignificant town has now become a tourist attraction because the birth of the most important person in history took place there. A few years ago while listening to the song, “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” I realized something important. When Jesus is born anew in our hearts today, He can give meaning to our insignificant lives, just as He did to that little town of Bethlehem two thousand years ago. So let Him in and celebrate.
Jesus gives meaning to our insignificant lives.