God on the Move

“You would think that God the Father would have worked out His plan down to the very last detail because God is a God of order but in an initial read the event seems rather chaotic. What seems to be a shock (at least to Mary, Joseph, Jesus and the rest of the world) is not shocking to God or even the ancient writers who penned their books centuries before Jesus was born. Now I know that the Middle East is nowhere near the size of Canada but there were many, too many to count, little towns, mountains and valleys, and cousins galore that the family could have stayed with until things cooled down. So if there were many better places to go why sojourn to a land infamous for idolatry, tyranny, and enmity to the people of God…”