“Out of all the suns and stars of the universe God has chosen this tiny earth, and on it the small land of Canaan, and in it the people of Israel, the ‘smallest’ of all peoples (Deut. 7:7); and in Israel the town of Bethlehem, that was too small to be reckoned among the thousands of Judah (Micah 5:2), and in Bethlehem itself – a manger. And from the manger it went on to the cross! Thus God chooses the insignificant…But the whole results in the revelation of the divine greatness. It is the ‘foolish’ measure of His holy jealousy (I Cor. 1:21,25,27). The very choice of the insignificant is the very method of divine honor.” Erich Sauer, The Dawn of World Redemption, pp. 91-21.