December 21, 2010

Saint Micah Foretells the Significance of Bethlehem

Micah prophesied about 700 years before Jesus was born and pointed to Bethlehem as a place from which a ruler would come.

When King Herod was unnerved by the Magi, the chief priests and scribes told the anxious king about this prophecy of Micah.  (Mt. 2:6)

But you, Bethlehem-Ephrathah,
     too small to be among the clans of Judah,
From you shall come forth for me
     one who is to be ruler in Israel.

                                                - Micah 5:1 

Feast Day of Saint Micah:  December 21

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