Luke 2 is the most familiar passage of the Bible during the Christmas season. But have you considered the people involved in this account, and how the Lord used each of them to bring about the advent of the Lord Jesus Christ? God used those involved the the incarnation whether they realized it or not. Exclusion is not an option in the plan and purpose of God. Each of us must participate in the role that God will have for us in establishing His Kingdom on this earth. That can be done willingly or unwillingly, but it will be done. As we end 2021 and begin to look toward 2022, may we realize that each of us are a piece of the puzzle that God is molding together to bring about the second advent of our Lord and Savior. May we recognize that history is moving toward the return of Christ and turn to Him as our Savior while there is still opportunity.