“While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth” (Luke 2:7).
No other birth in history has carried the significance of this birth. Hope was birthed that night in Bethlehem. The incarnational God, God in the flesh, reached into our broken and wounded world; to sit where we sit; experience what we experience. In times of desperation, when tempted to cry, “Why doesn’t God do something?” we do well to remember that He has. He has come into the darkness of our world to be the light of eternal hope; to remind us again and again that God is still at work; birthing new possibilities out of our present circumstances.