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

Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child. Luke 2:4-5

When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy.
Mathew 2:9-10..


No Greater Light

     There was no family doctor,
                  There was no midwife there--
                  Just a loving husband,
                  A donkey, and a mare.

                 There was no bed with linens,
                And no comfort for this wife;
                No help at all was given
                For the bringing forth of life.

                But, in the quiet hours
               As her time was growing nigh,
               She met the pain of labor
               With faith in God on high.

               And, soon fulfilled the promise
               That a Savior would be born
               Within a lowly stable
               Before the break of morn.

              The Savior breathed the breath
              Of life, and it all began,
           For here was born the Prince of Peace--
                 At last, the Son of Man.

           There was no special clothing,
           Nor cradle for the king;
           Swaddling clothes to wrap him in
           Was all that they could bring.

         Yet, here within the stable
        As the animals watched on,
        The light of God shone all around
        And warmed them until dawn.

       The legionnaires of Caesar
       That occupied the inn
       Had no idea how very near
       The miracle they'd been.

      That night there were a very few
      Who really understood--
       Just those who prayed for answers,
       Whose hearts were kind and good.

        They knew he would be coming
        To bring light to the earth,
       And long had watched to see the star
       That signified his birth.

       And high above the stable
       It shone as if to say
       The world would long remember
       This morn as Christmas day.

      And even though there were so few
      To celebrate that night,
       There's been no sweeter miracle--
       There's been no greater light!

                                --Suzanne Dean

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