From silent Bethlehem
came new understanding..
A new awareness of our
birth as Peace..
From ancient days
from beyond time
and experienced Now
as simply I am...
This silent experience
may arrive with labor
searching and suffering
or more directly
sitting on a bench
Micah 5:2-4New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
The Ruler from Bethlehem
2 [a] 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.
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.
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;