When Jesus entered this world as a baby in Bethlehem the people of God were a far cry from the blessing Abraham would have expected them to be or the glories known at the height of Solomon’s reign over Israel. Political power had been handed over to the Romans years before. The chief priest and religious leaders had traded devotion to the one true and living God for personal gain and glory.
Yet, it was in this very setting where God chose to bring about the fulfillment of hundreds of years of planning and preparation to provide a Savior who would save us from our sins. This punctuates the truth that our observations and conclusions of what we see happening in the world around us never alter the plan of God.