And she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
No headlines in the nearby Jerusalem Herald! Not even a back page story in the weekly Bethlehem Post!
God literally steps into the world and no reporter is covering it. Few even notice!
Headlines: Caesar Orders Census! Registration Commences! Traffic Snarled! Hotels Report No Vacancies!
The birth of Jesus didn’t even make the ten o’clock news!
Only the usual talking heads blathering on about the implications of coming higher taxes on the bottom line. A few on-the-street interviews with angry tax payers! The obligatory rebuttal by officials about public projects and the importance of proper tax revenues!
And there was the 20/20 Special on the hardship created by forcing families to travel great distances to register in their hometowns.
The entertainment channel focused on a few celebrities who arrived to register. Complete with the usual exuberance over their expensive wardrobes and jewelry.
It’s the same today. Jesus has come, but He’s never the headline. He doesn’t make the ten o’clock news!
The world will always miss what God is doing. If we want good news about what is going on today, we must listen to God ourselves by paying attention to the Teacher!
I wonder why God doesn’t seek the headline?