Sounds of the Season Devotion Series
Making connections is something my mind does. And there are connections between Bethlehem and one of our favorite Christmas carols, O Little Town of Bethlehem. That connection may surprise you, but at the very least I hope it encourages you.
My research for this piece revealed no true history for the connections I make in the video. I was reading about the history of the gingerbread house. My hope was to find a connection to real Biblical meaning. Bread has great Biblical significance and I thought maybe the gingerbread house developed as an expression of that truth. There was no evidence that was the case. Most of the pieces I read connected the gingerbread house to the story of Hansel and Gretel.
However, that doesn’t mean we can’t make the connection ourselves and use it to teach our children, grandchildren, and others. That’s the point of the connections I make in the video chat. Gingerbread houses are all around us this time of year. So why not use them to teach a great truth about Bethlehem and the carol that carries that name? Makes good sense to me!
I trust the chat will bless you. And if you have any historical insight to share, please put it in the comments section! I am always encouraged by your comments.