Have you noticed now much of the Christmas Story takes place in the dark of the night?
Joseph is told in a dream not to be afraid to take young Mary as his wife even though she is pregnant.
The visitors from the East are told in a dream to get out of town by a different way than they had come.
Joseph is again warned in the middle of the night— to take Mary and Jesus to Egypt until the king who wants to kill their son has died.
After the king dies, Joseph is warned in another dream go to take the family to Galilee to avoid being found by Herod’s successor.
Then imagine how many untold nights pass in Nazareth, as Joseph quietly disappears, before Jesus goes to the Lakeshore and begins asking a group of professional fishermen to follow him.
At every turn, and in one way or another, seems that people like us were urged to not to try too hard to figure things out for themselves—but to take the hand of the One who sees in the dark—far better than we see… in whatever light we think we have.