It is a pretty simple story: the government makes a law, people have to respond, a young couple expecting their first child has to make a trip as a result and our lives are forever changed in an unparalleled way.
I love this story. You can’t imagine how blessed I feel in getting to preach it year after year. I never tire of it.
Today we’ll be hearing the familiar words from Luke 2:1-7, “In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus…” This seemingly innocuous first century news story touched off a series of events that became the Good News story of all history.