Friday, December 19, 2008

Advent: Day Nineteen

Today's devotional reading is about the Prophecy of Bethlehem. The prophet, Micah foretold that the Messiah would come from Bethlehem, which was the City of David. Micah 5:2-4 was the passage that the chief priests and scribes quoted to King Herod when he demanded to know where the Christ Child would be born (Matt. 2:4-6). How amazing that this small town of Bethlehem was the birthplace of the King of Kings!

O little town of Bethlehem, How still we see thee lie!

Above thy deep and dreamless sleep

The silent stars go by;

Yet in thy dark streets shineth

The everlasting Light;

The hopes and fears of all the years

Are met in thee tonight.

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