Read: Luke 2:4 (Bethlehem)
Every place has a history . . . a story of all that has occurred there. Boston is the birthplace of the American Revolution. Orlando is the town that Mickey Mouse built out of the Florida swamp. The same is true of the places in the Bible. Bethlehem is a famous city because of its history. It was in Bethlehem that Ruth met Boaz. It was in Bethlehem where King David was raised and anointed. Bethlehem was also the city from which God promised to bring the Messiah. Jesus being born in Bethlehem fulfilled prophecy, but it also was intended to remind the nation of Israel that Jesus was the promised Savior who would reign over the earth from David’s throne in a Kingdom that would not end.
Question of the Day: Are there any special places that help remind you of God’s presence in your life (for example, a summer camp, church, retreat, home, etc.)?
NOTE: Each day between now and Christmas, I will be posting these devotional thoughts concerning Advent to this blog. The artwork for each day is a product of children from Wildwood Community Church‘s Children’s ministry. You can also access these posts via the “wildwoodchildren” Instagram feed or Wildwood Community Church’s Facebook page.