Day 10

Day 10

Micah 5: 2 

But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah, who are one of the little clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to rule in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient days. 


O Little Town of Bethlehem!

Look at your thumbnail – it’s about 10-15 mms wide. This ‘nano-chameleon’ (Brookesia nano – body 13mms and tail 22mms) is, according to Reuters’ News, the smallest reptile scientists have discovered. Small, but is it therefore of no significance? 

According to the proverb, our world believes “Providence is always on the side of the big battalions.” Really? That’s not the Christian worldview! 

In the Little Town of Bethlehem something world changing took place. On one day, at one brief moment on the first Good Friday, the life of a single man expired, but it had and still has monumental significance and power. Small is beautiful, and can have huge significance – think of what’s wrapped up in any one atom. 

And it’s all because, to quote St Paul, God chose what is foolish in the world to ; God chose what is weak in the world to …; God chose what is low and despised in the world, things that are not, to reduce to nothing things that are.” God chooses, works with and through, even the smallest – remember what was achieved through that Baby.

Mark R-S  


  • Church of England.
  • Diocese of York.