Can you imagine having to traveling over 90 miles – over rough desert and mountainous terrain, most likely in a caravan of strangers? Now imagine having to make this 10+ day journey while being 9 months pregnant with your “husband-to-be”… who was a carpenter, and most likely would have owned or has access to a donkey… which you may have gotten to ride.
In all likelihood, you would be staying with your betrothed’s relatives… which I am sure would not be the most comfortable situation – being that you are not married and very very pregnant. Once you arrive at your future in-laws home, you find out that all the rooms are spoken for… with it being census – there must be lots of other relatives staying there, so you have to stay in the family “barn” and will have to put your baby in a livestock feed trough, to sleep.
Oh, and don’t forget… you are a teenager – away from your home and family.
These are just a few items to consider when you think about the actual events that took place over 2000 years ago, in the far off land of Bethlehem.