“…Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea…” Matthew 2:1
There is a great deal of significance in the birthplace of Jesus. The meaning of the name Bethlehem is literally “house of bread.” The region surrounding Bethlehem was know for its fertile hills and valleys. A town named “house of bread” is a fitting place for Jesus to be born.
After Jesus miraculously fed 5,000 with five loaves of bread and two fish, He proclaimed to the crowd the spiritual application of the miracle. In John 6:35 Jesus said, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger and whoever believes in Me shall never thirst.”
Just as Jesus provided for the people’s physical needs by providing bread for thousands, Jesus provides for our greatest spiritual needs. Anyone that comes to Jesus and believes in Him will receive the provision of forgiveness and eternal life. Our greatest need is a Savior and Jesus saves!
So, the Bread of Life was born in the “house of bread.” Be grateful today that Jesus satisfies your greatest needs. When you trust Jesus, He will satisfy you with His love, mercy, and grace, and will grant you a personal relationship with God. There’s nothing more important than that!