Where would you expect to find the hand of God at work? The question matters because if you look in the wrong places, you’ll never find what you’re looking for. In Luke 2:1-7 we see the hand of God definitively at work in the birth of Jesus Christ. It is surprising: who would have thought the coming of the Lord would be like this? It is deliberately surprising, part of God’s program to humble the proud. It is exactly what we ought to have expected: how else would God’s great work of salvation begun?