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And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
Isaiah 7:14 prophesied about the birth of Christ, and as we approach the day that is set aside to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ we see prophecy being fulfilled. There was a time lapse from the time of Christ's prophecy until His birth tells us that God keeps His promises and everything moves at God's appointed time.
The events that occurred leading up to the birth of Christ demonstrates the hand of God was moving to bring forth His only begotten Son. Taxation happened during the reign of Caesar Augustus and Cyrenius was the governor of Syria. Mary and Joseph being law abiding citizens obeyed the law. Pregnant as she was, still they went to pay their taxes.
When baby Jesus was born there was no room for Him; therefore, He was laid in a manger wrapped in swaddling clothes. The Savior of the world was born in complete humility.
The grand announcement was made to humble shepherds tending their flock and was waiting to see the Savior. Upon visiting the newborn King of the world, they went away glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them (v.20 partial paraphrasing).
Praise God the Savior is born; let us sing glory hallelujah.
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