Read Luke – Chapter 2
The people and setting surrounding Jesus's birth are at the same time ordinary and extraordinary. Ordinary, common people like Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, Simeon and Anna — but also hosts of angels. A manger, a hillside and the temple courts. A forced long trip at a seemingly inopportune time, yet fulfilling prophesies given centuries before…
The birth of Christ was “upside down” with from what people would have been expecting for the birth of their promised king. What does it begin to tell us about God’s ways and his kingdom?
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