Nearly 2,000 years ago a young man asked a question. “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” This question was posed by a young man from Cana of Galilee (John 21:2). Cana was a decent place with the strangest bride and groom who gave the best wine last at the wedding (John 2:9). Compared to Nazareth, Cana was an angelic place.
Mark Twain, yes, the famous writer, visited Nazareth and remarked that it was a horrible town that was located on the top of some sort of hill. The road up to Nazareth was hot and unbearably hard. One, especially Nathanael, would have expected better of the Messiah.
However, Nathanael got it wrong. Jesus Christ was not from Nazareth; He was from Bethlehem. And that one, little fact was set in motion hundreds of years before Jesus Christ was even born.
But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall He come forth unto Me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
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