The night sky which looked down on Bethlehem some 2000 years ago may or may not have been brighter than what we see today. But is was within this physical, material background that the symbolic events surrounding the origins of the Messiah took place. The God who made the Universe chose to take on human form at a certain point in time. Yet what is time against the backdrop of such enormity? Into human history came that same God who made the heavens and the earth, and who today is constantly moving among us and within us, renewing the face of this earth.
~ Tony Barr