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Christmas II – The Donkey

December 19, 2012

In all the pictures that we see that represent Joseph and Mary’s trip from Nazareth to Bethlehem, we see mary riding on a donkey. Where did the donkey come from? I would hope that she would have had one to ride, just like almost everybody else, but, perhaps, Joseph did not have one. In some third world countries, babies are born in the fields where their mothers were either planting, hoeing or harvesting.

Mary may have had to walk. That may have been why the baby was born just after they arrived. Mary allowed God to take her down a very hard road, as time would tell. This might have been a picture of things to come. But it is better to find God in a hard place than not to find him in a soft one.

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