True Meaning of Christmas Day 5: Joseph and Mary Travel to Bethlehem

There isn’t a lot in the scriptures about Joseph and Mary’s travel to Bethlehem. What it does say is that there went out a decree (or notice) from Caesar Augustus that his empire will be taxed every one in their own cities.  I found it interesting that it doesn’t just mean being taxed with money.  It also means that they will be enrolled or registered as part of the being taxed. Meaning they take a record of who lives in what city like a Census.  I found this beautiful video that gives us a little insight into their travel.  I feel this is a good representation of their travel without dramatizing it too much. Let’s take a look! Insights of video: Joseph gave great attention to Mary as they were traveling. He made sure that she had water to drink. Also, I don’t know if you noticed but he made […]

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True Meaning of Christmas Day 2: The Virgin, Mary

Welcome to Day 2! Mary played one of the most important roles in the true meaning of Christmas, that was being the mother of Jesus Christ.  I learned so much about Mary, in the little information that is known about her. What a brave woman she had to be.  Here are 5 things I learned about her. (Disclaimer: I am not a scholar at all, I may be off base on some of my thoughts, but that’s the thing, these are my thoughts and feelings to the situation.) Facts about Mary #1: She was engaged to Joseph, who she barely knew.  Before they were to be married she had a visit from an Angel named Gabriel. The Angel Gabriel said that she was highly favored of the Lord and that the Lord is with her.  As well as that she was blessed among women. Can you imagine being told that […]

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