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It always amazes me how much the life of Jesus Christ was prophesied in the Old Testament. In John 7:42 it says, Does not the Scripture say that the Christ will come from David’s family and from Bethlehem, the town where David lived? The people recognize that prophesy stated the Messiah would come out of Bethlehem. And while Jesus grew up in Galilee, He was born in Bethlehem. When we first read about the story of Jesus Christ’s birth, we wonder why Joseph and Mary took such a detour, but we find out it was to fulfill a prophesy found in Micah 5:2, which was written over 400 years before Jesus’ birth. Nothing God does is an accident; it is all meant to bring glory to Him and His name.

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