O Little Town of Bethlehem

O little town of Bethlehem How still we see thee lie Above thy deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by Yet in thy dark streets shineth The everlasting Light The hopes and fears of all the years Are met in thee tonight For Christ is born of Mary And gathered all above WhileContinue reading “O Little Town of Bethlehem”

when the sky fills with wonder…the star

We observed a star in the eastern sky that signaled his birth…. Matthew 2:2 A bright star appeared in the eastern skies to herald the newborn King. God didn’t leave anything out in trying to reach humanity. The scholarly Magi, exceptionally intelligent and scientifically gifted, were entralled with the wonder of this star. Why didContinue reading “when the sky fills with wonder…the star”

when even the hostel is full

…because there was no room in the hostel. Luke 2:7 MSG Not only was there no room at the hotels or inns in Bethlehem, but the B&Bs & hostels were also all full. It appears that the Carpenters (coz doesn’t that seem like a good fit for Joseph & Mary’s last name?!) arrived in townContinue reading “when even the hostel is full”

womb with a view

This title would not let me go: Womb with a view. What else would you call it? Jesus, one third of the Trinity, enfolded His divinity with the help of Holy Spirit and became flesh, bone & blood in a virgin’s womb. Wow. Just that action, a flash of a nanomoment in human time, sentContinue reading “womb with a view”

on the road to Bethlehem

We left off with Joseph & Mary on the long trek to Bethlehem. Still on the road… I wonder if Mary asked,  “Are we there yet?!” as her womb started sending signals it was full and had had enough. I wonder how sick of leading the donkey and being on his feet all day JosephContinue reading “on the road to Bethlehem”

census honeymoon

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, forContinue reading “census honeymoon”