Today your Savior was born in the town of David. He is Christ, the Lord. Luke 2:11 ncv

An ordinary night with ordinary sheep and ordinary shepherds. And were it not for a God who loves to hook an “extra” on the front of ordinary, the night would have gone unnoticed. The sheep would have been forgotten, and the shepherds would have slept the night away.

But God dances amidst the common. And that night he did a waltz.

The black sky exploded with brightness. Trees that had been shadows jumped into clarity. Sheep that had been silent became a chorus of curiosity.

One minute the shepherd was dead asleep, the next he was rubbing his eyes and staring into the face of an alien. The night was ordinary no more. The angel came in the night because that is when lights are best seen and that is when they are most needed. God comes into the common for the same reason. His most powerful tools are the simplest.

― Max Lucado

Excerpted from Messiah: Come and Behold Him © 2010 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.® Used with permission. All rights reserved.


  1. 4 years ago
    Barb says

    So true, what seems to been an ordinary
    day turned into a day that was like no other day.. That day will come again, when JeSUS Comes again.. We do not know when, but the PROMISE we believe in we know it will. It will be just an ordinary day, and it will turned into an unordinary day for us Christians, and what a sad day it will be for those that does not believe.
    I pray for those that does not know the LORd, will believe there was an unordinary yrs ago and it will happen again.. and they will accept this baby to be the RIsen Savior and ask JESUS into thier lives.. what a great gift to give yourselves on Christmas, or to start the NEw Year out right, if you ask HIM into your life right now..
    Like with each one of us that goes thru life it an ordinary, but when we ask JESUS into our lives it becomes an unordinary day…

  2. 4 years ago
    Janice Unrau says

    What an “extra”ordinary way to describe that amazing night! Thanks for sharing it!