Matthew 2: 12

At Christmas time, many ordinary things are made extraordinary. Shepherds are honorable guests, a manager becomes a crib, and the birth of a child is the gift of hope and salvation to the whole world. The Magi were able to see an ordinary night sky and see God’s message to seek out the Christ Child.

by Elise S.

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and especially during the Christmas season, it is easy to overlook and take advantage of the ordinary. It is important, even in the busy holiday season, to pause and notice all the incredible ordinary things around us. You never know when God is sending you a message in the stars. In the words of the young, film philosopher, Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

Dear God,
Help us to take time to notice all the wonderful things around us. Help us, even as we celebrate the gift that You gave us in the birth of Your Son, to remember Your words to us “Be still and know that I am God.” In Your name, we pray. Amen

Tyler Hays