Day 6 - God sets the stage. Roman Times.
Luke 2:1-5 - In those days a decree went out
from Caesar Augustus that the whole empire
should be registered. (2) This first
registration took place while Quirinius was
governing Syria. (3) So everyone went to be
registered, each to his own town. (4) Joseph
also went up from the town of Nazareth in
Galilee, to Judea, to the city of David, which
is called Bethlehem, because he was of the
house and family line of David, (5) to be
registered along with Mary, who was engaged to
him and was pregnant.
You might not have thought about this, but do you realize that the timing was perfect for
Christmas when it happened? Palestine had been conquered by the Romans and their
military strength made the roads safe. For the first time the Romans had created an
excellent road system to link their empire together. A ‘freeway’ existed for the first time
for Joseph and Mary to follow. A Greek common trade language even allowed everyone
to communicate together. God had the technology and social engineering in place for
God orchestrated society and technology to make the perfect time for Christ to be born!