Sunday Scriptures — The Time Had Come

While they were in Bethlehem, the time came for Mary to have the baby, and she gave birth to her first son. Because there were no rooms left in the inn, she wrapped the baby with pieces of cloth and laid him in a feeding trough. Luke 2:6-7

The prophesies predicted the Son of God would be born in Bethlehem. And he was. But his parents, Mary and Joseph, were living in Nazareth. About one hundred miles away. How did this happen?

God. That’s how.

At the time of Jesus’ birth, the Roman government decreed a census would be taken. Everyone was to return to their ancestral homes to be counted. Bethlehem was Mary and Joseph’s ancestral home. A very pregnant Mary, and her husband, Joseph, made the trek. Jesus was born in Bethlehem, just as the prophet Micah foretold.

God is Sovereign. All nations are under him. His plans will be accomplished according to his divine will, using whatever means he sees fit. Even an occupying nation’s census.

I wish you well.


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