O Little Town of Bethlehem

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.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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