Examining the birth of Jesus, Peter pointed out that God chose to reveal His plans to some very unlikely people. Though of low social standing, these people (Mary, Joseph, the shepherds) were part of God’s faithful remnant. Contrast this with the leading figures of the time such as King Herod and the Pharisees. God wants a kingdom of self-giving love and chose the people who would respond to His message of grace. The important thing is not the means the Lord uses to speak to us but when he manages to get our attention how we respond to God’s love.