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“And gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born” (Matthew 2:4).

In the Gospel, we have testimony that where Messiah was to be born was foretold ahead of time.  They knew it then.  How is it that some now say that these things were created to substantiate that Jesus is Messiah.  It’s been in Isaiah since he wrote it in the seventh century.  Messiah was born in the city of David, in Bethlehem, meaning “House of Bread.”  Jesus would tell us to take bread and remember.  Connect the two.

Jesus, everything means something.  The pretender king wanted to destroy You.  You are the Bread of Life who came to give that life to us.  You were born in the village of the House of Bread.  We tend to go about our business without thinking about what these things mean.  It all has significance and the greatest of all is that You, Jesus, have come to save our souls from the meaninglessness of this age.

Dear Lord, grant that this day I would be given the gift of being able to meditate upon these things which You have given me.  Lead me to walk in the light of Your countenance now and forever through the grace You have purchased from the cross.  You are the true manna which has come down from heaven to feed us the heavenly food that we may become as that which we consume.  Lead us in Your Holy and Triune Name, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Amen.

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