Luke 2.1-20: God In Our Mess

Looking at the story of Christ’s birth in Luke, we see the extent to which Luke is pointing us to the “offensiveness” of the Incarnation to the Greek mind–that the God of Heaven would condescend to be incarnated in matter.  In this doctrine we find comfort that God dignifies and validates the mundane in our lives, is present with us in the ordinary, provides grace to deal with the unexceptional and exceptional realities that living in a broken world requires us to confront.