Extraordinary

“While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son.” -Luke 2.6-7

God often does extraordinary works through ordinary ways. Too often, however, we miss what God is doing because we take the ordinary for granted.

IMG_1230A red fox recently passed in front of my deer stand. His colors were bright. His tail was bushy. His focus was on hunting. As he carried his prey into the woods, I wondered how many times in a day that fox passes from field, to woods, to field again. His actions were seemingly ordinary for a fox, but for me, the sight was extraordinary.

When Luke initially presented the birth of Jesus he didn’t sound bells and whistles. He simply said that “the time came for the baby to be born”.

The extraordinary: the Son of God was born.

The ordinary: a child was born.

Whatever you do today, whether you are in the deer woods, the duck blind, the office, or the car, don’t take for granted the ordinary. Don’t fail to appreciate the ordinary occurrences of your life, family, or work. Why? Because God often does extraordinary works through ordinary ways.

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