“But you, O Bethlehem”

At many Christmas Services, there is one carol that is sung by candlelight and most often it is “Silent Night! Holy Night!”  But this year I invite you to consider “O Little Town of Bethlehem”. In the opening verse of this much loved carol, Phillips Brooks takes us to that “little town” of whom the Prophet had written, “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 Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient days…[read more].