A long journey

02:00:00 Karen Li 0 Comments

My trip from home A to home B is a 30 hour journey. Car to the train station, plane to BKK, transit for many hours, BKK to the airport. Airport via train to central. Central to my home via taxi. AND this is with the aid of modern technology. The first things I always like to do when I get home? Let people know that my journey was safe, eat some good food, have a good shower and a good sleep.

In the days of the bible their transport options were by far more limited. Walking, using animals. And the journeys would be long and dirty. They would be walking in open sandals and when it rained, well it rained. So when Joseph took his heavily pregnant wife to his home town... it was a long journey. And after such a long journey, they found out there was no room for them! But God had prepared a place for them, in his own will.  Mary delivered her child in the presence of animals, in a manger shielded from the elements.

Even after long journeys and we can't see a happy ending (that we were imagining), remember that God still prepares in His own way.



Luke 2

The Birth of Jesus
 1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2(This was the first census that took place while[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register.
 4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.


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