And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.
And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
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:)
To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
Joseph went from inn to inn, trying to find some place – any place where his wife could rest and give birth to the baby that she carried. The time was near. He was becoming more and more anxious. But door after door was shut to him.
Some said they wanted to help, but couldn’t. Joseph was a stranger – and these were dangerous times. Continue reading