A young engaged teen who wound up pregnant was sufficient cause for a small-town scandal. Only her fiance wasn’t the father. Planning to divorce her quietly, he had a vision in which God told him to marry her anyway. Setting aside his own reputation and pride, he did what was asked. But before getting married the leader of his country called for a census in which everyone had to return to the city of their birth. So he loaded up his pregnant fiance on his camel and made the long, uncomfortable journey to his small town. News about their “situation” preceeded them and while his wife was about to give birth, there was no room for housing “for them.” In a culture where one of the highest values is hospitality and generosity, the message sent was clear.
The best Joseph could find was a holding area for animals, more than likely a cave or a small structure. It was in this place that the Son of God was born. Jesus.
Two thousand years later a man comes on to the scene by the name of Jordan Smith is a believer and follower of Jesus. Jordan had been singing songs of praise and worship since he was a young boy. He continued singing throughout his high school and college years at Lee University.
When the Voice, a singing contest came around Jordan audition for a chance to be on the show but was turned down. He didn’t give up but applied a second time. This time he was accepted. In a contest where at least one judge must turn his/her chair around for you to continue on, Jordan received all the chairs of the judges turning. He continued to progress in the competition and in the final round, he sang about the young, pregnant teen of two thousand year ago. A simply beautiful song wondering what it was like to be the mother of the Son of God.