“He took with him Mary, his fiancée, who was now obviously pregnant. And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them.”
Luke 2:5-7 NLT
The story continues…such simple words, but so much profound meaning to be found in them.
The girl who was pregnant, though she was only engaged – not married. Her pregnancy a miracle to heralded the coming of the Messiah. The fiancé who stood by her because God had asked it of him. The time coming for the Son who was promised – not just to Mary and Joseph, but to the whole world – to be born. The humble manger serving as a cradle, because there was no room for the promised Messiah, when he finally came among us.
God’s love for us written into every syllable and each detail.
As our Advent journey comes to a close, may you hear the details anew. May you be surrounded by the love of God who chooses to come among us. May you make room for Him, always.