Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, … He went there … with Mary, who … was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born

Luke 2:4-6

Perhaps many people facing that journey with a well-advanced pregnancy would make strong objection to having to undertake such a trip. We don’t know how Mary and Joseph reacted, but their response is not a surprise, is it! They acted out the spirit of the yet to be written Romans 13:1 scripture.
In addition though, we would assume that Micah 5:2 was in their thinking and a recognition of how the word of the Lord that they may have been puzzling over would now be effected. Knowing our bibles and knowing how God works are essential to bring us peace in our daily lives.

Daily Reading: Acts 24