We've been thinking about the journey Mary and Joseph went on when they travelled to Bethlehem. Mary was heavily pregnant and the journey was 70 miles long.
What's the furthest you've ever walked? 70 miles is a long way, especially when you're carrying a baby inside. When I was heavily pregnant with Evie and Tom I couldn't even walk to the end of the road without sitting on someone's wall for a rest.
How far is 70 miles? Think of somewhere that you go to a lot that is about 70 miles away... could you imagine walking that far? How long do you think the journey would have taken?
To give you some ideas I've written a list of some cities and their distance from Leeds.
Bradford - 10 miles
Manchester - 44 miles
Nottingham -73 miles
Liverpool - 72 miles.
Do you know why they went to Bethlehem? .... was it just the census?... what was special about Bethlehem?