“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” —Luke 2:11
Doesn’t it strike you as fascinating that God’s plan to reveal the news of the birth of the Savior was so different from the way we’d do it today? If such a baby had been born now there’d be the buildup, the news coverage. And it wouldn’t be relegated to a small, insignificant, hard-to-reach village.
Instead, not even Caesar knew this was happening. Herod, the man governing over this region of the Roman empire, had no clue what was going on. Neither did the Jewish religious leaders. During those hours when Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was being “born in the likeness of men” (Phil. 2:7), the only people on the planet made aware of it were a handful of simple, humble shepherds working in rural pastureland.
How wondrously different. How clear that God’s ways are beautifully not our ways.
This wasn’t just another baby or even another royal baby like those that people keep close tabs on today. God had His own way of making the announcement.
Make it Personal
How can your recognition of God’s ways influence some of the worldly patterns you’ve adopted into your own life?