Read through the Christmas story (Luke 1 & 2), and it's obvious that there's a lot going on: angels appearing left & right to shepherds, wise men & a teenage girl; an unusual star appearing; God speaking to people in dreams; and prophecies being given & received. So much excitement! So much activity!
For many of us, the events & circumstances of 2020 have brought less excitement and less activity to our life. Perhaps apathy & lethargy have even moved in. We wonder if God can really use us in our slower than normal/less active than normal day-to-day lives. Can God move in big & exciting ways in the midst of our mundane? Some study of the shepherds and the wise men will help to give us an answer.
Over two thousand years ago, God's people were weary as well. Weary of being oppressed. Weary of waiting for a promised Messiah to come and rescue them. Weary of God being silent. But then. At just the right time. God does speak. Things do begin to happen. And the long-awaited Savior is born! And a weary world rejoices!