Luke 2:11 "For there is born to you this day in the city of David
a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." (NKJV)
In December 2008, two months after I had surrendered my life to Christ, I was just beginning to comprehend what it meant to be a Christian. Even after having called myself a Christian for 38 years, I knew nothing about my Lord and Savior. But God was patient with me. He even used my love of watching movies to teach me His story.
I wrapped myself in a blanket and got cozy on the couch while the movie streamed from my laptop, that sat on the footrest at eye level in front of me. Almost immediately, tears started to roll down the side of my face and dripped into my right ear, as I felt deep appreciation for Mary and Joseph. How much faith had it taken for them to travel so far and in such a humble condition? I was moved by the sacrifice that Mary had to make at such a tender, young age by being pregnant with the Lord. Yet, she never grumbled or complained. Nor did she concern herself with what others’ thought. Instead, she simply obeyed the Lord, her God. I watched history unfold in front of my eyes, and I thought, Joseph too, the earthly father of Christ, would have changed the course of history had he not obeyed the Lord in remaining married to Mary.