Key quotation: As we look for the miraculous, we often miss God’s presence in the ordinary. Our astrologers were going about their business when they saw God’s sign in the sky and responded to God’s call. We may look for God in the clouds but miss God’s calling in the commonplace. We may look for spectacular revelation but miss God all around us, revealed in the song of a bird, in a flower blooming, in the birth of a child, in the majesty of music, in a medical mirror, in the healing of a relationship. The signs of God are everywhere to be seen, if we have eyes to see. Look at the world with wonder and expectation and you may be surprised at the many ways God can appear to you in the coming year. You might see Jesus in the eyes of a friend, in the hands of a homeless person, in a word of scripture, in the still of the night, in the face of a child. For where you are, Christ can meet you there.