So the shepherds hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. Luke 2:16
On that first Christmas night God could have made a dramatic descent to see Jesus, but he didn’t. Instead, on that quiet night in Bethlehem, Mary lay her newborn Baby in a manger meant to feed cattle. The lowing cows, the sweet-smelling hay, and the dark sky illumined by a magnificent star provided the setting. Humble shepherds joined Joseph to witness the miracle and praise God.
Truly, God works in mysterious ways. The wheels of His mercy and justice move quietly, but they move. The birth of our Savior Jesus Christ went unnoticed by the vast majority of the world, but no event in human history was more significant. May His birth, and all it means, not go unnoticed in our lives!
Keep your eyes open for those seemingly insignificant, humble, “normal” holy moments to share the good news of our Savior’s birth.