And this was to fulfilled …I come across this phrase over and over again as I read through the Christmas story. When was this promise made I asked myself? Okay I will search for when the promises were made in regards to the name of the Messiah and to the place of His birth.

Prophecy about His name: Isaiah 7:14

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.

Fulfilment of the prophecy about His name: Matthew 1:23

The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).

Prophecy about the place of His birth: Micah 5:2

But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.”

Fulfilment of the prophecy about the place of His birth: Matthew 2:4-6

When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’


Christmas is a promise being fulfilled.

May this Christmas bring a fulfilment of hope. May the Lord’s promise over you and your loved one and the nation be fulfilled.

Merry Christmas