Our vision of this place is one of peace with Mary, who is expecting a child, and Joseph, who is trying to find a place for her to sleep for the night. Here, in this little town, she gives birth to the Son of God, Jesus.
How different is this town of Bethlehem today because of the political unrest between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Perhaps we need to remind ourselves at this Advent of the reality of Bethlehem today.
(After viewing, click on the Birthplace of Christ for beautiful scenes of the church built over the historical site of His birth.)