Lord, may we not be like the Bethlehem visitors, so busy with the day-to-day tasks that we fail to notice the presence of God.
Lord, may we not be like the inn keeper, giving the best rooms to mortals and giving God our stable.
Lord, may we not be like Herod, shedding the blood of the innocence to secure our personal kingdom. Remind us that when we attack the innocence of babes we are attacking the nature of God.
Lord, may we not be like beloved Zacharius, praying fervently for the impossible and yet asking how when God surprises us with the answer of our dreams.
May we never forget that this God-with-us Savior is here and He has invited us to good news and great joy.