Luke 2:1-7 (NIV)
1 “In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register. 4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 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.”
in this passage so many of the Old Testament prophecies are fulfilled. Remember the one from Micah we read on day 5? It outlines the line of Jesus (for the full version look at Matthew Chapter 1). If you and I were preparing for the birth of a baby this wouldn’t be how we would want it to happen. There was no palace for this King of Kings! There wasn’t even a bedroom! Yet God undertook for their needs.