O Little Town of Bethlehem The town of Bethlehem, into which Jesus was born, had a history. Jesus entered into a location that was familiar with joy and sorrow, celebration and pain. His birthplace was similar to ours in many ways. As we look at the location into which God sent his Son 2000 years ago, we come to realize that God is also eager to enter into our cities, towns, and homes which are quite familiar with joy and sorrow, celebration and pain. We have the wonderful opportunity to open our doors and our hearts to invite him in.