"But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days."
In the corner of a tiny, insignificant town, the Savior of the world was born. He didn't come to the metropolis and religious center of Jerusalem. He wasn't born in a fancy palace. He was laid in a manger inside a cave. He was not celebrated by kings of notoriety. He was worshipped and doted upon dirty shepherds.
Jesus entered this world in quietness and humility: the God of the universe became a helpless infant. Isn't it funny how God often works in this way? He moves in the quiet spaces and uses the unexpected.
We wait for him to return. We endure the injustice because we know that when he comes again, he will rule justly.
For this ornament, I found a painting of Bethlehem on the internet, shrunk it, and printed it. I glued it onto a wood rectangle. The scroll in the box comes from the Fairy Tale line at Hobby Lobby. I love this charm, so I HAD to use it and it fit perfectly to represent the ancient prophecy of the Messiah.
Come back tomorrow for Day 18
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