December 10, 2020
Throughout scripture we read about the small town of Bethlehem.
One of my favorite stories in scripture is the story of Ruth and her commitment to care for her mother-in-law Naomi. Ruth's commitment took her to a new land to experience a new people and a new God. Once in this small town of Bethlehem, she sought provisions for her family through gleaning a field and seeking a husband. Through humble beginnings in Bethlehem, Ruth known as King David’s grandmother became apart of the holy story.
Turning to the gospel of Luke, we hear of another woman who travels to Bethlehem with her family. Once Mary and Joseph arrived in this small town, they sought provisions for she was about to deliver her first born son. Through humble beginnings in Bethlehem, Mary the mother of the Christ child becomes apart of the holy story.
My prayer for us as we stay at home or travel is to accept the humble beginnings of Christmas and become apart of the holy story, too.
Take care and have a blessed week.