Who could have guessed the Messiah would come from a little town like Bethlehem by way of another insignificant town, Nazareth? Who would have expected a teenaged, unmarried girl would conceive the Savior of the world? Who would hazard a guess that an elderly, barren woman would finally give birth to a son who would be filled with the Holy Spirit and announce the coming Messiah? Who knew?
Our God is still the God of the unexpected and surprises.
We only have to open our eyes and hearts to see and receive them.
4th Sunday of Advent, Year C