I love how God’s fingerprints are all over the Christmas story.
Not just fingerprints, but God at work – weaving, creating, conducting.
God working out his story.
First there’s the angel and Mary.
Then there’s Gabriel’s visit to Joseph. He needs reassuring.
But hang on a minute – there’s another birth going on too.
Zechariah and Elizabeth. Another angel.
John. The forerunner.
Mary’s visit to Elizabeth.
Caesar. A census. At just the right time to ensure that Mary is in Bethlehem.
Bethlehem? Why’s that important? Oh, I forgot. Micah, hundreds of years earlier predicted Bethlehem (Micah 5:2).
More angels. Shepherds.
Thousands of miles away. A star. Magi. A journey.
Gold. Frankincense. Myrrh. Prophetic gifts.
And there’s so much more. Genesis 3:15. Abraham. Isaiah.
All of these things, like a symphony. Starting gently, building, layer upon layer.
The conductor holding it all together in perfect balance. Ensuring everything bursts forth simultaneously in a triumphant crescendo.
Take a moment to enjoy the music.