Born In Bethlehem
“Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the King, behold, there came Wise Men from the East to Jerusalem. And thou Bethlehem, in the land Judah, art not thou the least among the prices of Judah: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel”.(Matthew 2 vs 1,2,6). That is the Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional.
It is remarkably noteworthy that instead of being born in Jerusalem as the wise men earlier thought, Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judah. They expected Jesus in the City of Kings, but He arrived at the little town of Bethlehem.
Bethlehem was one of the least cities in Israel. It was the least qualified place to produce a King. It didn’t meet the expectations of men with respect to where a King should be born. Jesus came at an unexpected place: the little neglected and ignored town called Bethlehem.
Friend, are there places you have written off? Are there people you have looked at and imagine that nothing positive will ever come out of them? Are there ideas you once nursed in your mind, but somehow you feel they won’t take you anywhere? Are there opportunities you see, and deep within you, they look every bit like Bethlehem with no seeming prospect?
Today, glean yet another lesson: There just might be Kings in your “Bethlehem”. There is greatness waiting for you at places you least imagined. There are opportunities for advancement waiting in insignificant ideas you may have trivialised. You may have been branded the least among your contemporaries, but God says you are about to shock your generation with outstanding results.
Isn’t it time you paid attention to your “Bethlehem”. Pay attention to the little things God is bringing your way, they just might be what you need for the NEXT LEVEL!
Pray with me, “Lord, I declare that every insignificant thing that comes my way will give birth to significant things in Jesus name”.
Have a Pleasant Wednesday!
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