Every birth—especially that of Jesus—is also a kind of death. The arrival of a child disrupts our plans and ambitions and rearranges our priorities. It shows us our need for each other. It also shows us the true nature of power and authority, which is love.
There are spiritual forces of wickedness at work in the world today: racism, xenophobia, hatred, division, violence, and despair, to name a few. All of them are stronger than we are–or at least stronger than any us acting alone. But none is more powerful than GOD.