“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.” Micah 5:2 (NIV)
The Messiah came from an insignificant earthly background so take heart if you’re embarrassed with your heritage. You may feel like your family is unimportant, uninteresting, unattractive, or uncelebrated in the world, but God thinks differently of you because He identifies with you through His Son Jesus Christ. In Christ, you are significant to the Kingdom of God.
We must not forget that our Lord judges our heart, assesses our motives, and discerns our character. The world gives the highest value to a man’s appearance and is incapable of seeing significance in the things that eternally matter.
Let’s pray today that we may remind ourselves that Jesus died on Calvary’s cross for us.