Sunday, December 24, 2006
When the Focus of Christmas is temporarily taken off of Santa and presents, our attention is then transformed to this cute little nativity, of the Virgin Mary holding the precious baby Jesus, as cute little sheep and donkey’s. We constantly hear about this amazing night, and this amazing birth, all the while forgetting that with exceptions to the whole virgin birth thing, this birth was quite unextrodinary. .A baby born in the animals slums of the poorest nation in the world at the time. Contemplate that for a moment.
was probably one of the dirtiest, poorest cities in the world, through out time. That means poorer then the poorest in modern Africa, Poorer then the poorest in the middle ages, and poorest of the poor in the future of the world. Bethlehem was not on any major map, it was probably overlooked by the roman’s, tossed aside as “The place some Jew’s live.” Bethlehem