The Bethlehem Candle-Faith
“But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, from the days of eternity.” Micah 5:2
This week we light the first and second candles of advent. For years before the Savior was born there were faithful people in Israel who trusted that God would do what He had promised, bring a Redeemer. And then in turn, Mary and Joseph had faith that all the crazy things they were told would happen would come true, AND that it would all be okay and glorifying to God. Can you imagine having an angel come to you, saying that you are going to have a baby (and you haven’t even been alone with a man) and NOT freaking out, or arguing with him?!?! What a woman.
This may not be the most exciting time for you, there may be things happening in your life that you wish weren’t, but though it all you can be sure that God sees. He knows and cares and will take care of everything if you let Him. Be blessed, dear friends.
What would you have said to the angel?