Why Bethlehem?

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ancient-bethlehem

John Piper penned an encouraging devotional titled “Why Bethlehem?”  He points out that Bethlehem was a small, insignificant town, and yet God chose to use it as the birthplace of His Son.  Why?

“Because when he acts this way we can’t boast in the merits or achievements of men but only in the glorious mercy of God. We can’t say, “Well, of course he set his favor on Bethlehem, look at the human glory Bethlehem has achieved!” All we can say is, ‘God is wonderfully free; he is not impressed by our bigness; he does nothing in order to attract attention to our accomplishments; he does everything to magnify his glorious freedom and mercy.'”  To see the rest of the article, click here.

We serve an amazing God who chooses “the foolish things of this world to confound the wise” (1 Corinthians 1:27).  If He chose to come in humility and service, what does that say about us?

From your entire family at WVDV-LP, Merry Christmas!  We wish love and joy to you now and into the New Year 2016.

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