”…she gave birth to her firstborn, a son…and placed him in a manger…because there was no room …in the inn” [Luke 2:7 NIV]
Heartache and happiness—cling together like night and day until release comes and heartache turns to deep peace and happiness proves itself as reality resting in the unseen hand of God.
Nine months pregnant and no place to lay your head or give birth in a barren land, every woman knows her heart is never at rest until she finds a home. A place to give birth and offer the world the greatest gift—the gift of life. It’s innate within the female to build a nest and give life and it’s innate within the male to shoulder the responsibility of shelter and provision. What a test for these two to walk through.
Life moves us all from security to significance and back again time and time again until we learn to lean our whole being in His hands. Even the very basic need of man is recognized and provided for when a heart finds its trust in God.
Joseph was fulfilling the legal requirements of registry of name and lineage but it was God’s timing to test their trust for a place of security, a home, would be supplied and provision made for living.
“Take a good look at God’s wonders—they’ll take your breath away. He converted sea to dry land; travelers crossed the river on foot. Now isn’t that cause for a song?” [Psalm 66:5-6 The Message]
Further reading: Genesis 28:10-22 ~ Psalm 66 ~ Philippians 4:19
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