A 7 Day Christmas Reading Plan
Are you still stuck in your Bible reading?
Are you wondering if you could find God, still?
Are you feeling forgotten and small?
Such a tiny town! When I think of Bethlehem, I think of my little town I grew up in. Although it wasn’t rural, like a lot of West Virginian towns, it was small. My dad and mom both grew up there. They are now living there and raising their family. A lot of friends they went to high school with are still around. It seemed, growing up, that everyone knew my parents. Everyone knew my grandparents. Our family’s name was known. But our town wasn’t important. Our sweet town is settled right beside the big capital city. That city is much bigger and more important than our tiny town. Most people not from our area do not even consider us a town. We are just a subdivision of the larger city.
Before Christ was born, maybe that was how Bethlehem was? Small. Unimportant – but special. It was special to the people that lived there. It might have seemed unimportant, but it was THE most important town in the area to the people that lived there! It did have a lot of good history, and I’m sure that they were proud of that history.
Ruth and Noami moved back from Moab to Bethlehem. King David grew up in Bethlehem. And the promised Messiah was said to one day be born in that city! The city might have been small, but God uses the small things to make gloriously known His strength.
Do you feel small this Christmas?
Unimportant? Insignificant? Rejoice: the joy of Christmas is found in the truth that God can use you! He can use you – no matter who you are or where you are.
- Yes, you mother of three who barely gets a shower during the day and dinner on the table – God is using you!
- Yes, you worker number 15, sitting at your lonely desk, being ignored by the office staff. – God is using you!
- Yes, you teacher, overwhelmed with responsibility and duties. – God is using you!
- Yes, you father, trying to provide for your family but struggling to do so. – God is using you!
God uses will sometimes use weak to confuse the strong. He uses us when we are weak because it shows the world (and us) how strong HE really is!
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