O Bethlehem, City of David,
God has shown great favor to you indeed.
David started out as a shepherd and was selected by God to rule Israel -you are, in fact, referred to as David’s City –
and now, from you, comes a new Shepherd – in the form of a helpless mestizo baby –
to lead the nations with mercy and kindness
and be the Light to a world that has been dark for far too long.