Bethlehem was a small village located in the district of Ephrathah. There was little distinct about this town other than it was the homeland going back to King David, the line Jesus was descended from. Joseph and Mary did not even live in this town at the time of Jesus's birth, but the census drew them back there.
God gives us promises that Jesus would be born in Bethlehem and beyond all odds -- he was. This wasn't coincidence this was a miracle. This was God.
God's Word, the Bible, is full of promises. Just as He kept His word that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, He will keep His other promises too.
Thank you for sending Your son. You knew when, where and how Your plan would be fulfilled in the past, present and the future. I know you are Almighty. Help me to be faithful and know you have everything under control when I feel like I'm falling apart. You promised me peace and salvation and I trust you will keep your promise.
*Originally posted on March 18, 2013