Random storylines

But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days. Micah 5:2 (ESV)

“Bethlehem? That’s random,” might have been the response to God’s choice for the Messiah’s birthplace. Those who seem too little, foolish, weak, and random often have unexpected roles in God’s redemption story. When God casts us in a story He’s been telling “from ancient days,” there are no small roles. Our lives are all threads in this eternal epic God writes, and He will resolve every storyline, even the loosest ends of our individual threads.

Lord, thank you for showing me the biggest part of Your amazing story: Jesus. Help me to trust You for the unresolved threads flapping around in my own life.