Luke 2:11 The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!
A tiny, obscure village in Jesus’ day, Bethlehem today is a small Palestinian city surrounded by a wall. It’s a place of heartbreak and confusion, conflicting stories and emotions. And yet it seems fitting that the Saviour of the world was born in one of the most complicated places on the planet, the Prince of Peace in a place of ongoing sorrow and strife. Where do you experience Jesus coming in the darkness to you today?
Melinda is an ordained Baptist pastor currently working as Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at Tabor and Director of Ministry Accreditation for Baptist Churches South Australia. She completed her PhD on the Psalms of Ascents in 2016.