” And it came to pass in those days…” Luke 2. This story is an account of Jesus birth and the events that surrounded it.Go ahead and count the inconveniences. 1. Taxes 2. Travel- 80 miles ( no heated cars) 3.Traffic – no motel 4. Timing-Mary is extremely uncomfortable and anxious, being full term with her unborn baby. 6. Troopers- the unknown troop of shepherds come in. 7. Trouble – Herod is jealous ( Matthew 2) …and we celebrate. Never despise hard times. It is in those that great character is built and the best stories for all time are fabricated. Rejoice, a Saviour was born !