Geographically Its closer than you might think.
But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, are only a small village in Judah. Yet a ruler of Israel will come from you, one whose origins are from the distant past. Micah 5:2 (NLT)
Historically Its closer than you might think.
I bring you good news of great joy for everyone! The Saviouryes, the Messiah, the Lordhas been born tonight in Bethlehem, the city of David! Luke 2:10-11 (NLT)
Finally, they came to a place called The Skull. All three were crucified thereJesus on the center cross, and the two criminals on either side.Luke 23:33 (NLT)
SpirituallyIts closer than you might think.
So Jesus grew both in height and in wisdom, and he was loved by God and by all who knew him. Luke 2:52 (NLT)
Who could have made the journey?
She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the village inn. Luke 2:7 (NLT)
there was no room for them in the village inn. Luke 2:7 (NLT)
The InnkeeperRepresents people who dont know and dont care
Herod was furious when he learned the wise men had outwitted him.Matthew 2:16 (NLT)
There are some people who want to throw their arms round you simply because it is Christmas; there are other people who want to strangle you simply because it is Christmas.~ Robert Lynd
King HerodRepresents people who resent the religious nature of Christmas
That night some shepherds were in the fields outside the village, guarding their flocks of sheep They ran to the village and found Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger. Luke 2:8, 16 (NLT)
The ShepherdsRepresent people who are flash in the pan Christians
The Wise MenRepresent people who are sincerely seeking Jesus
Standing near the cross were Jesus' mother, and his mother's sister, Mary (the wife of Clopas), and Mary Magdalene.
John 19:25 (NLT)
MaryRepresents people who are 100% committed
I am the Lords servant, and I am willing to accept whatever he wants.
Luke 1:38 (NLT)