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.- Luke 2:7 (KJV)
What we know about Joseph and Mary is that they went way out of their way to bring Jesus into this world. Other couples may not have gone to such lengths. Long distance travel would have been enough of a problem in and of itself. Yet, these folks took everything in stride, even the pregnant woman after the long trip on a donkey.
I can imagine how some of would reach for our AAA card or hit up Expedia or Travelocity. The earthly parents of Jesus accepted his birth in a manger. Most of us would have a problem if it had been at a HoJo’s or IHOP.
Let’s consider the trouble that they went through for this to occur as we celebrate. Joseph could have said let’s turn back. Mary could have said this just won’t do. They never balked or flipped out. Let’s celebrate His coming and how His coming came about.