31 Days of the Christmas Story from Genesis to John: Day 11 – place of birth is named

3-wise-men

Micah was another Hebrew prophet that lived around the time of Isaiah.  He was considered to be a great communicator and was known as a prophet to the common people. If Isaiah had been the only prophet to prophesy about the coming Messiah then it may not have been as believable, but whenever there is more than one witness, it becomes more credible. We will see that Micah’s writings were not only read and studied by Kings several hundred years after his death, but his writings also appear in the United States Government today.

Micah 5:2
Bethlehem Ephrathah,
you are small among the clans of Judah;
One will come from you
to be ruler over Israel for Me.
His origin is from antiquity,
from eternity.

This is what the Wise Men read that led them to the Star of Bethlehem!  They had studied Micah’s writings, where it was prophesied 700 years earlier that the coming Messiah would be from the small town of Bethlehem, from the tribe of Judah, with an origin from the beginning of time lasting for eternity.  What incredible faith they must have had to travel that distance to a foreign land with nothing more than these ancient prophecies. God clearly rewarded their faith.

And today, if you look in the Library of Congress next to the U.S. Capitol building, you will see these other words from the Prophet Micah inscribed above one of the reading alcoves.

Micah 6:8
He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justly,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God?

Judeo/Christian principles are found everywhere in the beginning of the U.S. Government.  If anyone tries to convince you differently, they do not know their history.

~ In God We Trust is imprinted on the U.S. currency.
~ A painting of the Baptism of Pocohontas at Jamestown in 1618 hangs in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.
~ The Liberty Bell is inscribed with Leviticus 25:10 (proclaim liberty throughout all the land).
~ A large bronze statue of Moses with the 10 Commandments is located in the Library of Congress, along with over a thousand rare Bibles including an original Gutenberg Bible.
~ All 50 State Constitutions reference God.
And there are many, many other historical references.  God rewards our faithfulness.

I pray that you will have the faith of the Wise Men, the faith of Micah and Isaiah, the faith of the Founding Fathers of America, and countless numbers of others who have gone before us.  May God bless you for your faithfulness during this special season.

* Merry Christmas *

About Life and Heart Matters

I love sharing the stories I see around me every day - of life, family, of the heart and of the spirit. I've written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, participated in speaking engagements across the U.S and France, and enjoy working with humanitarian efforts. I also like spending time running, swimming and reading, all of which can be done on a beach somewhere!
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