Luke 2:4-5 And because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, David’s ancient home. He traveled there from the village of Nazareth in Galilee. He took with him Mary, his fiancée, who was now obviously pregnant.
We often think our obedience to God will make our life better. When we are inconvenienced or uncomfortable, we think we are not doing God’s will or that He has made a mistake. God did not make the path to Bethlehem smooth for Joseph, but He did strengthen him. He didn’t provide room for them in the Inn, but He brought His Son into the world just the same–in a manger where animals lived. And smelled. Neither are we guaranteed comfort and convenience when we obey God’s will. We are only promised that we will find meaning in His plan. He will guide us and provide for our needs. We need to live each day trusting that God is in charge.
My reading schedule this week:
October 8 John 5
October 9 Matthew 12:1-21; Mark 3; Luke 6
October 10 Matthew 5-7
October 11 Matthew 8:1-13; Luke 7
October 12 Matthew 11
October 13 Matthew 12-22-50
October 14 Matthew 13; Luke 8