Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. — Luke 1:26-27
What if Joseph and Mary had shown up in furs with a chauffeur, bling-blinged and high-muckety-mucked? And what if God had decked out Bethlehem like Hollywood on Oscar night: red carpet, flashing lights, with angels interviewing the royal couple? “Mary, Mary, you look simply divine.”
Had Jesus come with such whoop-de-do, we would have read the story and thought, My, look how Jesus entered their world.
But since He didn’t, we can read the story and dream. My, might Jesus be born in my world? My everyday world?
Isn’t that what you indwell? Not a holiday world. Or a red-letter-day world. No, you live an everyday life. You have bills to pay, beds to make, and grass to cut. Your face won’t grace any magazine covers, and you aren’t expecting a call from the White House.
Congratulations. You qualify for a modern-day Christmas story. God enters the world through folks like you and comes on days like today.
So be alert… today just might be your Christmas story.
~ God’s Story, Your Story
Excerpted from God is With You Every Day by Max Lucado, copyright Max Lucado.
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Isn’t it comforting that Jesus came in such lowly and humble manner? He came for you in your regular life, your “normal” family, and He’s relatable in His humanity. Jesus wasn’t overly handsome, or rich, or famous (for most of His life). He was average because He came for the average. He came for you. Come share your thoughts with us on our blog. We would love to hear from you!