“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting.”
It seems like the Savior of the world should have been born in a more famous setting. This verse should say, “But you, O New York City” or “But you, O Hollywood, California,” but it doesn’t. It gives the Messiah’s birthplace as an insignificant city that lies in the shadow of its more well-known neighbor of Jerusalem.
Jesus came to us from a town with very little fame into a household with very little money to live a life with just 12 regular followers and not a place to lay His head. He died the life of a criminal while His disciples dispersed.
That’s why He can be the Savior for everyone. He lived a humble life that wasn’t out of reach for the normal person and so Jesus can save, and wants to save, everyone.
Worshiping the Humble King,
Pastor Ron Kitchell