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In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.
“In those days,” signifies a time that God had set in motion before He spoke the world into existence. Caesar Augustus, by issuing this decree, insured the fact that Joseph, the step-father of Jesus, being of the line of David, would have to take his wife and unborn child from Nazareth to Bethlehem to register for the Roman census.
This is an amazing thought. 700 years earlier, the prophet Micah had said that Bethlehem would be the place where Jesus the Messiah would be born. When I think of my own country, we’re not even 300 years old yet. Here was a Roman Caesar who detested the idea of anyone being called Lord but him, playing right into the Lord’s hands. Never let a day go by that you don’t realize that God has a plan for you. You’re by no means an accident, in any way. The very fact that you’re breathing air is an indication that Jesus has an amazing plan for you. There will be knock downs on a fairly regular basis in this life, but as Solomon, the representative of the first line of David’s descendants said, “For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again” (Prov. 24:16). Here’s the plan right now: just keep getting up. Why? Because, “Your Plan Is Already In Motion.”
I’m so thankful that as I look back on my life I can look forward knowing that all along my personal plan was set in motion by You long ago. That’s why I am blessed that “My Plan Is Already In Motion!” Amen