Our family often travels during Christmas vacation. We pile all our stuff in the van and drive out on the highway and hope for good weather. Joseph and Mary had to travel! Of course they did not have a van or restaurants to go to, but they had a destination, and it wasn’t vacation either. It was a demand of the government. Wow.
Can God actually use the ungodly government structure of the Roman Empire to bring about the fulfillment of prophecy? Could God use the course of human events around us to get us where he wants us to be? He did and he does!
God, in his Sovereignty will use the events of the world around us to align us with his will. Of course we need to be open to allowing him to use us.
Interruptions in your life should be seen as opportunities to minister. Let’s see them this way as we go about the Christmas season!
• Have you ever thought of what Joseph and Mary felt about traveling such a distance?
• How has God used an “interruption” in your life as an opportunity to minister?
• Where have you seen God at work that surprised you?
Dear God, Help me to keep my eyes open for where you are at work in my life and to take advantage of opportunities to minister. Amen.
“O Little Town of Bethlehem”