Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Advent Calendar Day Eleven

In box #11 of the Advent Calendar there is a piece of a blanket (thanks to one of my children for sharing a very loved portion!)

Mary and Joseph were in Bethlehem for the census.  It was crowded and all the inns were full.  They were able to find shelter in a stable.  When the time came for her to give birth and bring Jesus into the world she wasn't in a familiar place, surrounded by female relatives and a midwife.  She was in a stable, surrounded instead by animals and a man to whom she was engaged.  Not my ideal setting or situation, but God, who is wise and loving, had the entire plan orchestrated. 

Luke 2:7

"and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son.  She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in the manger, because there was no room for them in the inn."

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