According to the Gospels (Matthew 2; Luke 2), Bethlehem was the site of the Nativity of Jesus Christ. Christian theology has linked this with the belief that his birth there fulfills the Old Testament prophecy of Israel’s future ruler coming from Bethlehem Ephrathah Micah 5:2
The shepherds were directed to the exact place that the Old Testament predicted that The Savior would be born.
It’s amazing to think that The Son of God came from a family that appeared to be so normal – a carpenter and his wife. Jesus’ birth was also not what one would have expected for the Son of God. He was born in a manger. But look at what came from Him. He grew to be Jesus Christ, and He fulfilled the Scriptures. We have eternal life because of this Savior, who did not appear to be one to the people around Him. Thank God for the knowledge and understanding you have of Who Jesus Christ is.
And we pray:
Dear God, I am grateful that I have come to an understanding on Who You are and Who Your Son, Jesus Christ is. Lord, to anyone in those times they may not have realized what was happening, but I am grateful that I have become a partaker of that sacrifice that happened all those years ago. In Jesus’ name, I give You praise and I pray. Amen.