Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, in order to register along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child. While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth. — Luke 2:4-6 (NASB)
The journey is long and treacherous. You are following the path of your earthly family, your worldly identity. You seek to be counted, to be noticed, to matter. You struggle on your journey through life, far from your home, far from all things that were once familiar. Yet there is a new hope in this strange place. The time has come for new birth within you; time to turn your life toward Jesus and be counted in God’s Kingdom. Let the Spirit of God birth new life in Christ Jesus in you.
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