When you look at the manger scene displayed in your house, does it seem peaceful? Because we can read the events surrounding Jesus’ birth in their entirety, we don’t stress over the details of the original Christmas. We know all the twists and turns fit together beautifully. But for Joseph, Mary and others, those events carried uncertainty, danger and inconvenience. With their lives so different than they had planned, could they possibly have felt they were in the center of God’s will? This December, we will learn to understand God’s will for our lives by observing how those impacted by the Incarnation experienced it.