Mary’s of the Bible 4

This post is Day 4 in a series of studies about “Mary’s of the Bible”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.

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Mary’s of the Bible – Day 4

Luke 2:6-7

While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped Him in cloths and placed Him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

The Thought

This verse is one of the most well known, even among non-believers. The Christmas season cannot be ignored in the western world.

Mary, the young mum had to put her baby in a feeding trough. Not the best start for the Saviour of the world. But a place where humble shepherds were not afraid to enter in order to pay tribute to this new born king.

Imagine the situation. Mary bore her firstborn son and laid Him in a manger. This young family were far from home and most of the people they knew well. So there would be no visitors to see the little one. Suddenly onto the scene came a group of shepherds saying they had had an angelic visitation!

What a shock that must have been. But also what amazing confirmation for Mary and Joseph that they were in the right place and God was definitely with them. That was the beginning of much excitement and unexpected prophecies for Mary and Joseph.


Read Luke 2:1-21 today and imagine how you would feel, having to put your first child in a feeding trough, and then being visited by people you didn’t know saying they had come because the angels told them about this baby!!

Praise God that He knows each baby born on the earth, whether the parents had planned that baby or not. Pray for any children you know of who were not “desired”, and for any “soon to be” mums, whether they are in a permanent relationship or not.

Praise God for Joseph and Mary’s obedience.

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