Greatness is not derived from where you come from. Bethlehem was a town among many, special only because God so chose to have the Savior of the world born there. As Christians, we are made special not because of where we come from but because of Him Who went before us. Pray that it is Christ in you that shows the world to whom you belong and where you are going.

This post is part of a series of reflections that take us through the Advent season. They are intended to help us set our minds on the true meaning of Christmas. Manning Brown, director of Regular Baptist Chaplaincy, compiled these reflections for his church while he was stationed in Germany.