Luke 2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
Joseph and Mary were not wealthy but they were accustomed to the familiar surroundings of Nazareth with home, family, and friends.
Now they were more than 70 miles from those familiarities with strangers and had no comfortable lodging.
No crib for their Baby just a shepherd’s manger.
No parents around to help with the Baby.
None of the comforts of home.
You do not find them complaining.
You do not find them bitter.
You find them rejoicing in the birth and health of this Baby.
You find them in astonishment at the arrival of the shepherds.
You find them happy in God’s will.
I pray you find yourself in the comfortable surroundings of home this Christmas and you find room for the Christ Child in your heart, without bitterness nor complaints, for surely you find yourself this Christmas in more pleasant surroundings than Joseph and Mary.