“And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judæa, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.”
– Luke 2:4-7 KJV
Today, Lord, You emphasize to me that Joseph too was a part of Your great plan. All of it was You… Mary as the chosen obedient virgin… Jesus being conceived of the Holy Ghost within that obedient virgin… Joseph being a chosen obedient lineage of David… the city of Bethlehem being the birthplace… Nazareth having something good to come out of her… being taxed together to historically record their union and location at the time of the birth… and that the days were accomplished according to the One who designed them.
Your Son would be born and wrapped in a manger because You led them to an inn with no room… representing each human heart that has no room for You. But just as every soul that filled that inn had purpose in accomplishing Your plans, You sent Your Son to save each one of us from ourselves. Your Son represents the love You have for each one of us, and the lengths You are willing to go to… to help us see You… to welcome You… to love You.
You do not force any of us into a relationship, but are more than willing to make such powerful statements with Your love, as no one knows better than You, our nature to judge the greater the humility and mercy one shows us the more they must really love us. Thank You for loving us more than we could ever understand! Thank You for loving us!
I love You too, Father! ❤
I love You, Jesus! ❤
I love You, Holy Ghost! ❤
My Day 22 of the Christmas 31 Day Scripture Writing Plan.
(I won’t have notes for each day.
I am doing whatever You allow, Lord.
Whatever You give! It’s all about You!)
My Day 2: Obedience Is Trusting You
My Day 5: Comfort Ye My People
My Day 9: He Shall Have Dominion
My Day 10: His Name Shall Endure Forever
My Day 14: Call His Name Jesus
My Day 15: In Bethlehem of Judaea
My Day 18: Faith and Obedience
My Day 19: According to Thy Word
My Day 20: The Lowly of Lowlies
My Day 23: Abiding Shepherds (The Night Shift)
My Day 24: A Multitude of the Heavenly Host
My Day 26: The Spirit of Your Son
My Day 27: Obedient Unto Death
My Day 29: Every Good and Perfect Gift
My Day 30: The Hope of Eternal Life