God is Faithful
In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. And everyone went to his own town to register. Luke 2:1,3
To anyone in the hotel business, no vacancy is a wonderful thing. But to a guest who has traveled for miles, a sold out situation can be stressful.
Over 2000 years ago, Mary and Joseph had made the trip from Nazareth to Jerusalem to register in the census only to find the town’s inn was sold out for the “citywide” event. In addition to being tired from the journey, it was time for Mary to give birth, and so outside in the elements Jesus was born. Yes, Jesus entered the world as a vulnerable baby under very difficult circumstances and yet, He overcame the world. As we prepare for this Christmas, is there room in your heart to welcome Jesus? Will you look past hectic schedules and any difficult circumstances to be filled with joy – an unfathomable joy that comes from Christ himself?
For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you? Indeed, you are our glory and joy. 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20
Because God is faithful, through Jesus, we experience joy in all circumstances. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!