We like Bethlehem, are too tiny to imagine the greatness within us: 1
You Bethlehem-Eprathah, too small to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to rule my people Israel. Micah 5:1-2
for grace flows down from above.
Will my heart be open,
will my eyes bear witness,
or will I fail to even see.
A simple yes from one who loves,
this heart will know great sorrow.
She reaches down into the manger bed
and cradles our hope for the morrow.
Oh Bethlehem, town so small,
in you salvation came to sing.
And, forever will history recall that
you cared for Christ our King.
May we recognize the greatness and love of Christ in our small everyday life during this Advent season and always.
1. Radical Grace, Daily Meditations by Father Richard Rohr