The child who was born in an hour of great need for the people has a name that shows that in that time of great need, God will be with his people. God does not promise to rescue us from all of life’s problems, but he does say, “I will be with you.”
Ordinary Mary, Just Joseph, and Simple Shepherds. This is the humility of Christmas. Don’t you find it amazing that God used humble, simple people to advance his purposes? I believe God did this to show His power and to turn the values of the world upside down.
“I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near; A star shall come forth from Jacob, A scepter shall rise from Israel,