Throughout the season of Advent, as we prepare to celebrate the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ, we'll explore how God's actions in the Christmas story result in unexpected hope, joy, love and peace.
The Christmas season is one of the busiest times of year. Whether we're rushing around finding the perfect gift, cleaning and prepping our house for holiday guests, attending school programs, concerts and recitals, or cooking dinner for a dozen relatives, we overfill our time until there's no room for Jesus. Two thousand years ago, the city of Bethlehem was a hub of activity, so full that a young Mary could find nowhere to give birth to her son. On that night, God came down and met us in the midst of great busyness. To this day, He does the same thing. When we are the most unsettled, He comes along to settle our hearts.