“So Small, Too Little, The Least”

Mic. 5:1  ¶ Now you are walled around with a wall; siege is laid against us; with a rod they strike the ruler of Israel upon the cheek.

Mic. 5:2  ¶ 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 in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient days. 

Mic. 5:3 Therefore he shall give them up until the time when she who is in labor has brought forth; then the rest of his kindred shall return to the people of Israel. 

Mic. 5:4 And he shall stand and feed his flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. And they shall live secure, for now he shall be great to the ends of the earth; 

Mic. 5:5 and he shall be the one of peace.

¶ If the Assyrians come into our land…

Great, grand, awesome, is our God? – YES!  But so ironic that He came to win a war for our salvation as small, little, and the least.  Irony is a good watchword for the season…