"She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” Mt 1:21
When we take a few moments to reflect on the first Christmas, we realize both Mary and Joseph had to stay very centered as they traveled and waited for the birth of Jesus. Away from their families and without the security of a place to stay, they had to rely on a kind inn owner to find them a place for their child to be born. While the insecurity must have been very trying for them, they endured. Strengthened by Mary's yes to the angel, and Joseph's dream, they trusted that God would lead them where they needed to be to fulfill Jesus' destiny.
Today, give God permission to lead you.
What hurdles must you cross to celebrate Christmas with joy?