Two from Galilee
It’s impossible to celebrate Christmas without thinking of Mary and Joseph – the two from Galilee.
When Christmas comes around my imaginations go wild roaming the hills of Galilee, the long winter trek to Bethlehem with a pregnant teenaged girl on a donkey and the man who simply obeyed God’s message in the night. A four day walk to be exact. We don’t know exactly when Jesus was born but in Israel, temperature drops drastically within hours at sunset. Being poor they didn’t have nice warm blankets and sleeping bags. The baby was coming soon and they had no time to spare. When the baby is about to come, as any mother knows – the when, where, and who delivers the baby are insignificant. The baby is in control of mommy’s body and he or she will come, rain or shine.