Sometimes I think we forget how scandalous the whole thing was. Joseph ad Mary were not married, yet she was pregnant. Yes, WE know that it was the Holy Spirit, but do you think everyone they explained that too believed it? Probably not. I sometimes wonder why they didn’t stay with family. After all, this was the home of Joseph’s line. Perhaps they did not want to deal with the questions and stares of judgmental family. I don’t know. But I do know this. They tried to get a room at an inn, and ended up in a stable. And, that’s where the Savior of the World was born. The God of the Universe, who became a child, was born in a stable, and slept in a feeding trough.
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. (Luke 2:5-7)