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)

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  1. Scandalous is probably an understatement. Both Mary and Joseph lived under tarnished reputations for being obedient to God. It took courage beyond what I think I can muster. I am grateful for those who stood up and did what was right- even when it was hard to do!

  2. I think God gave them the faith and strength otherwise it was not possible. She must have been terrified. As girl she was not in a good position.

    I don’t know this much but this just comes to mind. People always mention all the other men in the Bible but never Joseph, Mary’s husband? Joseph, he should be a good example to men these days how to act as a fiance, husband and father. I think he must have had fear for God and therefor believe in Him and obey Him to become this good man, who is faithful to God and faithful to her.

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