Although we all know that they were chosen by God to be Jesus' earthly parents, tonight we will focus on the special trials that they were confronted with from the very beginning. While ultimately the young child became a special man, actually a Man and God in one, what were the difficulties that this couple faced, particularly while awaiting His birth.
We can draw situational comparisons of their relationship with those of today's young couples and I think they might hold the answer to why good choices are so important in keeping a couple together during some trying times early in marriage. And what's more, the good choices are a result of using free will as God desires and not as we might selfishly choose otherwise.
We'll talk about how Joseph felt when he learned that Mary was expecting and he knew he wasn't the father. And we'll also discuss Mary's feelings of shame when others saw her in the community where she was known. Then, the trials and tribulations of travel to Bethlehem when she was near the time of delivery on rough and dangerous roads and in inclement weather, only to find out there was no room in the inn.
We hope you'll join us Friday night at 9:30 for a timely message, a little scripture, prayer and some good music. And remember, the show will be available after recording on demand 24/7. Come on, get in the real Spirit of Christmas by focusing on this beautiful story which lies at the heart of our Christian faith. You can do your shopping and partying later. God bless.