Bethlehem

Bethlehem

Advent Piece 17

Each day of Advent, in honor of Word becoming flesh, I’ll seek, with art-making tools, to flesh out a word of the season. No conclusions here, though. These interactive “art samples” are more about raising questions than providing answers.

1 Samuel 16:4, 13 notes Bethlehem as the site of King David’s anointing, Micah 5:2 prophesies it as the birthplace of Israel’s great ruler, and Luke 2:4, 11 names Bethlehem as the place of Jesus’ birth.

Bethlehem means “house of bread.” Bread, in a beautiful diversity of forms, sustains life in cultures around the world. Jesus said, “I am the bread of life.”  What does that mean for you and for me as we take and eat this holiday season?

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