SURPRISE!!!! Some of us like surprises & some of us, not so much. It’s also true that our response to surprises can depend on what the surprise is.
With Jesus’ birth, there were lots of associated surprises:
- angels appearing to shepherds at night in the field,
- Gabriel’s announcements to Zacharias & Mary about the upcoming supernatural births,
- wisemen showing up to give kingly gifts to a seemingly common baby,
- Joseph getting the surprise announcement that his fiancé was pregnant.
Let’s consider that surprises can be incredibly good, when we keep our eyes on Jesus, knowing that He loves us & is working in all things, even surprises, to work together for our Good, Romans 8:28-29.