The Word Made Flesh

Micah 5:2
But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah,
who are too little to be among the clans of Judah,
from you shall come forth for me
one who is to be ruler in Israel,
whose coming forth is from of old,
from ancient days.

The Word Made Flesh
How can an immortal and eternal God be born? It doesn’t make sense to our human reason. There is a contradiction in terms when saying the eternal is born. But this is what Micah, guided by the Holy Spirit, tells us. Bethlehem will be the birthplace of the Savior of the nations. The immortal and eternal God will be born in a small town whose name translates “House of Bread”. This event is made even more remarkable by the fact that it was known by many and ignored by most. The wise men from the East understood this and came seeking the newborn King. Herod’s wise men understood it and directed them to Bethlehem. Yet throughout His life on earth and ever since people have been rejecting the Babe of Bethlehem as the King of kings.
The fact that God would humble Himself by setting aside His majesty and power speaks to the love He has for His creation. He chose a small, unassuming town in Roman occupied Judea as His place of birth. Our Savior Jesus, who was in the beginning with God, who is the Word and is God, was born according to the flesh to redeem those lost in sin. He became human to live the perfect life that we could not and die as a sacrifice acceptable to the Father for us. The Word became flesh so we might have life.
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