Friday, December 16, 2011

The City of Bread...

December 16, 2011

Matthew 2:1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem

The Hebrew scholars of the day knew and expected the Messiah to be born in Bethlehem. This was known and was not a surprise. Yet, when Christ presented himself to the world His birthplace didn’t matter at all. The fact that He was born in the city of Bethlehem did not sway them to believe that the miracles He preformed were further proof of His being the messiah. Recently I learned that Bethlehem means “The City of Bread” which is interesting since Christ referred to Himself as “The Bread of Life”.  Considering, that He is the bread upon which our lives depend it is very fitting that His birthplace be the city of Bethlehem.

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