Light verses evil. Good verses bad. And it is always in the face of impossible odds. And so God always acts. And normal people do incredible things. And so it was when a group of rag-tag shepherds hustled into Bethlehem to see the newborn son of a carpenter from an obscure backwater. Angels had shouted the news. The Messiah was born. And so the boy would grow and amaze people with His unschooled wisdom. And then begin to preach. His cousin John shouted the news: this is the Son of God. And Light shattered the darkness. Thank You, God for showing Your power through simple people. Please help me see how You work in me. Amen.