As part of an Intentional Advent, we are looking at some of the prophecies Jesus’s birth fulfilled. By definition, “prophecy” means something a prophet declares, especially a divinely inspired prediction, instruction, or exhortation. Our first prophecy we looked at is that a Virgin would give birth to a son and His name is Jesus.
Today, we will look at the prophecy that Jesus would be born in Bethlehem. In Micah 5:2, we see the prophecy revealed and in Luke 2:4-7, we see it fulfilled. I encourage you to read these passages for your advent reading for today.
As I reflect on these two passages, I’m reminded that even though the prophecy revealed and the prophecy fulfilled happened several hundred years apart, God had a plan to send a Savior who would save His people from their sins.
As Julie wrote earlier, this week’s Advent theme is Peace. God fulfilling His promise that a Savior would be born in Bethlehem brings peace knowing I can trust God to fulfill His promises.
What is a truth or a promise God has fulfilled in the Bible you cling to?