On the 12th Day of Christmas – This road we travel may be long and hard, but once we get to where we’re going it’s completely worth it.
Luke 2:4-5 “And because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, David’s ancient home. He traveled there from the village of Nazareth in Galilee. He took with him Mary, his fiancée, who was now obviously pregnant.”
Mary and Joseph had 70 miles to travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem on probably the back of a donkey (our modern day suburban) with Mary being 9 months pregnant.The road wasn’t paved or clean, instead dusty, rocky, and probably overgrown.
Poor Mary didn’t have it easy, yet she was ready for the road ahead. Mary knew when she got to where she was going she would have the Son of God.
Our own road ahead is much like Mary’s, far from easy. If we focus on the end result we can gain strength from God for the journey.
We can’t let the bumps in the road stop us from continuing on the path God has laid out before us. We must forge ahead with joy in our heart and peace in our mind for the road marked out for us.
There is a great promise of Heaven waiting up ahead.
What a glorious day it will be when we meet our Savior face to face.
Don’t let someone or something deter you from seeking our Savior, He’s the only one that can help smooth out your road and He’s the reason to keep on keeping on!
Hebrews 12:1-2 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.”