The Christmas story tells of another road trip that took unparalleled team effort and could not be compromised. It is the one that Joseph and Mary took from Nazareth to Bethlehem…
He traveled there from the village of Nazareth in Galilee. He took with him Mary, his fiancée, who was now obviously pregnant. Luke 2:4-5 NLT
Mary and Joseph’s road trip was 80 miles long…not an easy one for a soon- to-be mommy! No Garden Inns along the way, no air-conditioned automobile – a donkey would have to do, and no available lodging when they arrived except, of course, a barnyard (aka: stable). Since the trip took about a week, it was no small feat…but it had to be done … Uncle Sam said so!
Then there was the ULTIMATE ROAD TRIP. It was itaken by the baby boy born to Mary in the stable that night and it had to be done … God himself was sending him. Leaving His home at the right hand of God his Father, Jesus traveled to this earth from his heavenly home to be born as a human.
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:7
So the Son of God entered this world...the ULTIMATE ROAD TRIP that marked God’s love reaching down to touch you and to me.
The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem… Luke 2:11
“Still today, after two thousand years, patiently, lovingly, Christ is reaching out to us…right through the chaos of our world, through the confusion of our minds, He is reaching…” Gloria Gaither
The ULTIMATE ROAD TRIP brought God himself to walk among us, to die in our place, and return “home” again to prepare a place for us in our forever home with him.
“...I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” John 14:2&3 KJV
Are your bags packed? Because Christ came, we can finish our journey here by joining Him in in our eternal home … our ULTIMATE ROAD TRIP.
Blessings…as you journey "home".
Click below to view th view a kid's view of this road trip.
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