Have Yourself a Joseph Christmas!
How is it that God could give miraculous pregnancy for Mary, but they could not find a place to stay? It’s a picture of the miraculous of the divine throughout time.
God gives him in less-than-ideal circumstances. A pregnant Virgin to marry.
Miracle, Pregnancy… GOD is the Father.
And He could not help them have/find a hotel room?
Born. To a couple, ill-prepared, unmarried, no status, no strings to pull, all alone, the crib for the baby is a feed trough… clothes for new baby, rags…
Truth of the matter, the Manifestation of God is perfect when in crisis.
The Urgency of the Divine Will be Born where you are, nowhere you wish you could be.
We always find Jesus in the middle of our trouble.
The Two People given to parent, and protect the fragile child in whom the godhead dwelt were not given a special grant of funds to have peace, “This is going to be alright.” UNTIL the wise men showed up with special gifts, They had Angelic Visitation, After the birth, the. Poorest … shepherds with WILD stories of singing Angels. Of course, the drummer Boy. Oh, wait, there was no drummer boy. Joseph Knew This is not my son; He is God’s son. Josephs’s responsibility is a mirror of our own mandate… To serve the potential and faith that God will bring about the Kingdom in the child we have responsibility for.
God’s Plan often looks like trouble to us.
God’s plan comes together not despite trouble; the trouble is often the plan. Of course, we call it trouble; it is the setting God chooses. If you are in the midst of trouble, you are in a position to see the grace and work of God. Rather than simply looking for an exit door, look for the stage where God will be glorified for all to see. Maybe sometimes, we miss the miracle God is doing is we are trying to find our way out when the thing we should be doing is watching and praying.