Luke 2:4

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 

Joseph and Mary traveled to Bethlehem for a census decreed by Caesar for the entire Roman Empire, however, their location fulfilled (Isaiah 9:7) “He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom….”

My Father God,

Thank you Father for every part of Christ’s birth story. We have confidence that this prophesy will be fulfilled. The faithfulness of Joseph and Mary is so inspiring, and we humbly pray that we can be as obedient as they were. Life didn’t stop for them because YOU chose them for this important mission. They still had to go to Bethlehem for the census decreed by Caesar. But God, your purposes were greater, then and now. Help us to remember, when life is unfair and hard, you are still at work in our lives, because we are certain that nothing can stop the work YOU have started.

In Jesus’ Name,