But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
I love to eat!! This time of the year is great, unless you are trying to lose weight! There is food everywhere and none of it is usually good for you. It takes a lot of will power to keep moving or to cut back on your portion sizes with all of the great food and candy and pies that usually pop up at Christmas time.
The wonderful verse above is a prophesy telling which town the "messiah" would be born. The name Bethlehem means "house of bread." It is a reminder that the "bread of life" has come down to us. Jesus is the giver and sustainer of life. Without Him, there can be no life here or in the life to come.
Jesus said, "10The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."
It is my prayer that you will not eat too much, and that you are full on the "bread of life" that was born in Bethlehem!
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