In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. So Joseph went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.
—Luke 2:1, 4-5
Isn't it amazing how GOD uses the inconveniences in our lives to accomplish His will in us? Can you think of a worse time to go on a cross-country trip, considering their modes of travel? How often do we complain about the little inconveniences that pale compared to what Joseph and Mary had to go through? For Mary and Joseph, the trip was nothing short of a deadly venture into a strange circumstance where nothing was certain - the only certainty they had was GOD and their absolute faith in HIM. So, even in our worst times, our LORD turned the moment of fear and discomfort into a glorious moment where the angels found their tune, and Satan met his match.
PLEASE PRAY WITH ME: Holy Father, I thank you that behind history, and especially behind the part of history where I live, your hand is always working for my redemption and your glory. Give me faith to ride out the difficult times, knowing that you will use those difficulties to be the incubator of your subsequent great work in me. THY WILL BE DONE, O LORD. In the name of Jesus, the Joy of angels, I pray. AMEN.