But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. Micha 5:2
For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living. Romas 14:9
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27
But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11
To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
And in despair I bowed my head; “There is no peace on earth,” I said; “For hate is strong And mocks the song Of peace on earth, good will to men.”
Then pealed the bells more loud and deep. “God is not dead, nor doth he sleep! The wrong shall fail, The right prevail, With peace on earth, good will to men!” ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow…
ROSE OF BETHLEHEM
But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,