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Max Lucado, in his book, God Came Near, just after picturing the birth, describes what people were doing while this dramatic event occurred undramatically. "Meanwhile, the city hums. The merchants are unaware that God has visited their planet. The innkeeper would never believe that he had just sent God out into the cold. And the people would scoff at anyone who told them the Messiah lay in the arms of a teenager on the outskirts of their village. Those who missed His Majesty’s arrival, missed it not because of evil acts or malice; No, they missed it because they simply weren’t looking, they weren’t attentive. Little has changed in the last 2000 years, has it?" I think we miss God working in our lives sometimes because we’re searching for the spectacular, the dramatic.

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