Re:Verse reading–Luke 2:1-20 (day five)
“And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” Luke 2:7
The God who created the world, who orchestrated a census (for Jesus to be born in Bethlehem), could have certainly provided a room in an inn. In His sovereignty, God rules over hotel occupancies. Then, why not a room? That was not His will. From start to finish, the birth, life, and death of Jesus would be identified with hardship, poverty, and suffering. Listen to Jesus’ words: John 15:20 “A slave is not greater than his master. If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you;”. Luke 9:59 “And Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head”. Paul explains it clearly, “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.”2 Corinthians 8:9
The road to Calvary begins in a stable in Bethlehem.