“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
though you are small among the clans[a] of Judah,
out of you will come for me
one who will be ruler over Israel,
whose origins are from of old,
from ancient times.”
Therefore Israel will be abandoned
until the time when she who is in labor bears a son,
and the rest of his brothers return
to join the Israelites.
He will stand and shepherd his flock
in the strength of the Lord,
in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God.
And they will live securely, for then his greatness
will reach to the ends of the earth.
And he will be our peace
The prophet, Micah, knew that although Bethlehem was small and seemingly insignificant, it would be the chosen place for the birth of Jesus, the Christ. Though we are each just one, yet we are one, let us each do what we are able to do to share the joy and hope we have found in Jesus, our Lord and Savior.