A lot of families are trying to come to grips with modifying their normal Christmas traditions with the virus. We certainly are, and it is causing some angst. Although in the grand scheme of things it could be a lot worse. It’s not a bad thing to learn to adjust and/or do things differently.

Want to talk about inconvenience imagine you are Mary and Joseph. They were forced to travel by foot and donkey across the country while Mary was close to term. They had to sleep in a stable because there were no Holiday Inns or Hilton Garden Inns available. History does not tell us what they ate, but I bet it wasn’t Honey Baked Ham, Beef Tenderloin, or fresh homemade sweet rolls made by my friend Cricket. Now that’s inconvenience, and it was all because of a government mandate to be counted.

But looked what came of that inconvenience. A wonderful and magical story, a visit from kings, and the birth of the Christ child.

As we adjust, modify plans, and grumble, remember that out of inconvenience came God into each of our lives in a very personal way. Maybe, just maybe, out of our inconvenience this year God will appear again in some wonderful and magical way.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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