New Birth, New Journey

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.

© 2020 CGThelen

10 thoughts on “New Birth, New Journey

  1. That’s great that you were able to experience that. Thanks for sharing. Seeing the geography really gives insight into what the characters in the Bible went through for their faith. Blessings.

  2. It was interesting seeing for myself how far away the Judean Hill country and Bethlehem were from Galilee and Nazareth. When Mary was asked to go see Elizabeth to confirm, she was newly pregnant and walked like 90 miles south and stayed for six months and walked back. It changes a lot of the story, when we see it.

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