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"And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn." (LUKE 2:7 NKJV)

Who would have thought that the King of kings and the Lord of lord's would be born in a stable? Surely a king belongs in a palace, or at least some stately manor. But a stable? First, the thought that God would use a young, ordinary girl, one without any notoriety or prestigious pedigree, to carry and give birth to His Son is unimaginable. Yet, to allow His Son to be born, not in a home or in a "normal" place of safety, but outside, under a shelter for animals, in a stable, is incomprehensible. To think, God would ordain that the first place the Savior of the world would lay His head would be a manger, a feeding trough for animals, is unfathomable. But that is exactly what God did. He did send forth His Son in a way we would not have imagined He would.

Too often we miss what God is doing because we are looking for God to do it the way we think it should be done. Too many times we miss blessings because we are expecting God to send them like we think He will or should. One of the lessons of Jesus birth ought to be that when it comes to God, "expect the unexpected." God will fulfill His promises. He is going to bless you. But don't box God into what you think the blessing will be or how it will come. Just expect Him to do it and keep your eyes open.

Look around today. See the blessings of God as He gives them to you. Don't miss your blessing because it isn't packaged in an extravagant Christmas wrapping with an elegant bow tied around it. Sometimes our blessings are in, what looks like, the common or the ordinary. But be assured, every blessing of God for your life is truly UNCOMMON AND EXTRAORDINARY!

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