Bethlehem was the hometown of David, the greatest King of Israel, to whom God had made a promise of an eternal throne. (1Samuel 17:12 )”Now David was the son of an Ephrathite named Jesse, who was from Bethlehem in Judah.” … (2 Samuel 7:16) ……..(God’s promise to David) “Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me; your throne will be established forever.” ……….(.Matthew 2:1) “After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod”,……the prophecy given  seven centuries earlier from Micah…(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.” ………….Jesus’ origin was from much earlier than his human birth….(John 8:58) “I tell you the truth”, Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” ……………the prophecy was well known at the time of Jesus’ birth……………(Matthew 2:4-6) “When he(Herod) had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Christ was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea”, they replied, for this is why the prophet has written: “But you, Bethlehm, 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 be the shepherd of my people Israel.”…….(John 7:42)”Does not the Scripture say that the Christ will come from David’s family and from Bethlehem, the town where David lived?”………. Interesting note:  Both Mary and Joseph were from the line of David……Thank you Father God for your sovereignty, your covenant-keeping faithfulness, and your love for us, that you would send us Your Son,  a Savior, just as you promised,  to redeem us from our sins and secure a place for us in heaven with You forever!  Praise Him!