Significant Places: Bethlehem (2)
Luke 2:11

The Upward Look
    by Max D. Hutto,

“for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11 NASB

The angel announced the birth of the royal Christ, the King of kings and Lord of lords, the Savior, to the shepherds in the region of Bethlehem. This region was known for raising lambs. Some of these lambs could become sacrifices in the Temple or could be the Passover lambs. Later John the Baptist referred to Jesus as “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29). This region was also known for raising wheat. The name Bethlehem means “the house of bread.” Jesus would later declare, “I am the bread of life.” (John 6:48).

Lord Jesus, You are my King, the Lord of my life. You are the Lamb, sacrificed to save me. You are the bread, the source and sustainer of my life.


  December 29, 2023   -  © Copyright 2023, Max D. Hutto.

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