Simeon said, “Master, now you are dismissing your servant in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.” Luke 2.29-32
God has always chosen people at particular times and in particular places to be like mid-wives for the Kingdom of God. God’s intention is that all people — all of creation — will be made new, made whole. And God’s intention is that this will happen, not as he waves his arm from a distance and fixes what is broken, but as he comes close to us. Christ was born as a human, and we share his good news of new life with one another.