Monday, December 17, 2012

People Are Talking....

Luke 2: 5 & 6

So, Joseph and Mary set out.
They aren't married yet but Mary
is great with child.
Can you imagine the talk going on behind
their backs?
As best I can tell, Elizabeth
is the only other person who 
knows that Mary is carrying the
Son of God.

Did Mary and Joseph try to explain?
And if they did , would anyone have 
listened or wilder still,
believed them?

I think not because if 
anyone understood the royalty
Mary was carrying, there would have been 
a virtual parade escorting
them to Bethlehem. 

I don't know how much social
scorn Mary and Joseph endured
but it makes me wonder.
How much do I worship
at the idol of public opinion?
How often do I water down
God's directives in my own life so as to be
politically correct?

Funny where two little verses a day
can take you.

1 comment:

  1. ...and I'm thinking can you even imagine riding a donkey all that way 9 months pregnant? I remember riding on a bus when I was 8 1/2 months with Jared & thought I was gonna burst! That was only a 1/2 hour ride!
    How many times I've thought "what must people think..." instead of "What must God think...?"