And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) ~Luke 2:4
Has anyone ever told you “let’s just wait and see”? When things are out of our control, we have to let go of our anxiety and wait. The days leading to Jesus arrival was a time of waiting and seeing. Let us see how waiting and seeing is God’s way of teaching us faith, trust and dependence.
There’s the wait and see of the multitudes.
“The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined” Isa. 9:2. For many years the Jews awaited the coming of the one referred to as the seed of the woman who would bruise the head of the serpent; the one called Shiloh descending from the tribe of Judah. This was the people who endured great persecution and under the tyranny of the Roman Empire who sat in darkness. Thy waited for many years, but when Jesus arrived this people that sat in darkness saw a great light. Perhaps you are sitting in a dark place in your life. Look for the light of Christ to shine brightly in your heart this Christmas.