So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. – Luke 2:6 nkjv.
Because of a decree from Caesar, Joseph and Mary had no choice but to leave Nazareth and embark on a journey to Bethlehem. Abandoning their preparations for the birth of their child, Jesus, and the comfort of their home, they stepped into the unknown. It was there that the prophesied birth of the Savior took place. What seemed to be a failure was a success.
We seek to achieve our best as we submit to God’s leading in our relationships, careers, and plans for our future. However, many unanticipated incidents shake our security and attempt to bring havoc. These circumstances move us out of a place where we thought everything was in place to where nothing is in place, only our faith in Him.
It’s in these moments, when our most relied-upon structures crumble, that we learn the profound lesson of depending solely on God. He masterfully uses unforeseen, astonishing circumstances to usher us into moments of awe at His ability to manifest His perfect plan. Through such divine encounters, we grow from faith to faith, from glory to glory!