Bethlehem Morning

The quiet town had been overrun by traveler’s because of the census that the governor had called for.  Bethlehem had a population of around 300 in that day, but it more than tripled because of the census.  Many came and stayed with family that still lived there.  Many others had to find shelter in the inn, there being only one in town.  If you did not get there early, you found yourself without a room.

Mary and Joseph had been traveling for days.  Mary was 9 months pregnant and ready to deliver, but according to census rules she had to accompany her husband.  They arrived much later than anyone else and the inn was full.  The innkeeper saw that Mary was pregnant and did not want to turn her away, but had no choice.  Out of compassion he told her she could stay in the stable where there was some warmth from the animals.  during the night her child was born.  he was no ordinary child, and the next morning marked an event the world would never forget.

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1 thought on “Bethlehem Morning

  1. working4christtwo

    “Divine Providence” foresaw and desired the mysterious birth of the King of Kings, our Lord of Lords. Just as OUR lives are a mystery; so too are the circumstances of GOD”S coming to earth; like US in EVERY-WAY but sin…. God figure…..PLEASE

    Thanks Pete,
    Patrick

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