His parents were hungry, weary travelers…peasants…living under a corrupt government. He was born in a stable…a grotto…to a teenage mother. There was no medical care…not even a midwife. The birth announcement was made to shepherds.
And we call this the Christmas Miracle?
Yes, a miracle indeed: God has visited us in the person of Jesus.
But he came in humility. He worked through a devout, obedient couple. He connected with the poor and oppressed.
Claim the miracle this Christmas!
In our weakness…in our spiritual poverty…with a measure of trust and fidelity…God is present in our lives! Amen.
Bottom: from Salvation Army Intl web site