Awe of God
Glory To God in the Highest
Luke 2:1-7 The Message
The Birth of Jesus
2 1-5 About that time Caesar Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Empire. This was the first census when Quirinius was governor of Syria. Everyone had to travel to his own ancestral hometown to be accounted for. So Joseph went from the Galilean town of Nazareth up to Bethlehem in Judah, David’s town, for the census. As a descendant of David, he had to go there. He went with Mary, his fiancée, who was pregnant.6-7 While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. She gave birth to a son, her firstborn. She wrapped him in a blanket and laid him in a manger, because there was no room in the hostel.
Jesus, the long anticipated, yet unexpected gift Is born. A young child of humble origin in conventional terms, but, in God terms, a King, a promise of Hope, not a warrior, but, a peacemaker, not an enforcer, but, a healer.