Sunday, December 20, 2009

No Room

"Now it came about in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth. This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all were proceeding to register for the census, everyone to his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, in order to register, along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child. And it came about that while they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her first-born son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn."
Luke 2:1-7


Simply Heart And Home said...

So lovely - I love reading Luke this time of year.

Happy Sunday to you.


The Watts Family said...

Anna thinks it is so nice the way it is snowing on your blog. Thanks for sharing from the gospel the birth of our Lord, we always enjoy reading this ~Blessings & Merry Christmas Heather

Marqueta said...

Dear Lady Farmer,

Thank you for sharing yet another beautiful message, so appropriate to ponder.

The picture makes me think how miserable it must have been for poor Mary to have ridden so far on a donkey, and to have to have her baby in a stable. What a sacrifice. And poor Joseph must have felt so hopeless, too.

It makes me feel very humble.



Anonymous said...

Everytime I read this passage, it brings a bit of sadness and joy to my heart!

I young girl, probably frightened, feeling the pains of childbirth, which could be so painful.

A man that finds himself assisting this young girl, he has yet to know as a husband...but knowing that what is happening is important and meaningful!

Surrounded by the smell of hay and all those unique barn smells ;)

Yes, Our Lord chose a good place to be born...surrounded by HIS creation.

Thank you for sharing dear friend and taking this opportunity to wish you the most joyful and peaceful Christmas time.

God bless!


Miss Jen said...

Beautiful~ Lady Farmer! :)
What a lovely painting...
and rich scripture!!
What a Savior we have in Jesus!

Love~ Jen

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting about my giveaway! :-)

Ah...Luke! Those words every year are so special to hear!


Greyhaven Pines said...

Beautiful blog -- wonderful pictures.

Warm wishes,


Jennifer said...

I never tire of reading the Christmas story - hope you have a beautiful week!

Sharon said...

Oh so beautiful Raeann! I never tire of reading these passages. I too am so humbled by God's word. Thank you for sharing.