Close your eyes and imagine the unassuming silence & ordinary simplicity of the stable two days before Christ’s anonymous entry into our humanity. Can you see the unremarkable ordinariness of this stable with flies buzzing about just like in a thousand other stables? The farm animals, shepherds, hay, and nearby inn were unwittingly knitted together in simple existence.
Nothing had to be specially arranged for this arrival. Nothing had to even be made aware of what was coming.
Divinity likes to arrive like that, unceremoniously and simply birthing into our everyday lives unexpectedly into places we openly live without any fanfare, thought, or pretense, like walking into an everyday barn with our mind on a million other things.