Christmas Week

On the night of the Lord’s birth, glad tidings from heaven revealed that shepherds would find the newborn Savior lying in a manger in Bethlehem. Imagine their confusion when contrasting the glory of heaven to seeing Jesus cradled in a feeding trough. During the ritual presentation of a firstborn son in the Temple, a holy man named Simeon told Mary and Joseph that he recognized Jesus as the awaited Christ. An angel warned Joseph to take the Holy Family to Egypt before Herod could have the Child slain. When, at last, Jesus and His family returned home to Nazareth, Jesus grew in strength and wisdom. Do we look for the Lord, even in unlikely places, and seek to grow in faith that He wants us to notice Him?