Day 4-Daily Advent Countdown-In His Word 12-2-2023


Day 4-Daily Advent Countdown-In His Word  12-2-2023  

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. Luke 2:4

 They traveled from Nazareth to Bethlehem, obeying the laws of the time. The whole time they had to be concerned with Mary about to give birth, the strain on her body must have been really difficult. She was following the direction God gave her, carrying the Son of God Himself had to be a bit strange even knowing the truth as she did. I do not believe she was afraid as we feel fear, but I do think she probably got a bit stressed when the inn keeper said there was not room.  Maybe when she found out she was having the baby in an animal shelter she may have had a bit of fear for the babe? Then again, I know the scripture in 2 Timothy 1 says that God has not given us a spirit of fear, so I believe if she trusted the Holy Spirit she would know that all was going to be well. This was God’s son after all. Together we have learned that perfect love casts out all fear, and in this time of year the fear of making ends meet, before the new year, and fulfilling the needs and wants and desires of people we love can be a scarey thing. The good news is that we do not have to fear, those fears are not of God!

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7

We can take the fear and remind it who we follow, who is in charge of our lives, we have to remember that to remind ourselves we have no place for those fears! We just need to remember that things will happen in life but we can just keep walking through it trusting that He will take care of us. In Jesus’ name…