JOY IN THE JOURNEY! Advent 2020 Devotional 20

December 20, 2020
Matthew 2:1-2

Jesus was born in the small town of Bethlehem, a lowly village surrounded by open fields and dusty roads, not in a large city or a palace where one would think, would be the birthplace of a king. This was a humble birth in a humble setting.

The wise men (astrologers) saw the sign of His star, the brilliant light in the east. They could interpret the sky related to prophecy from their knowledge of the skies and stars. They traveled to Jerusalem looking to find the newborn King of the Jews, to worship him.

A humble beginning, but such an important blessing; Jesus was born, he came to live with us and be one of us.

Thank you loving God for the blessing of the birth of Jesus, the Messiah, and the gift of his unending love for us. Amen

Jean Parker