In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth... - Luke 1:26
Luke’s first chapter is an amazing contrast in images. It begins with the splendor of the temple where Zechariah is at work but shifts in this verse to a rural town. Does God smile as he sends an angel to a tiny dot on the map almost unnoticed by anyone in the first century world? God aims for Nazareth because it is here that Mary lives and He has need of her.
This is a day to focus in our prayer on the fact that every place is holy ground if we find God there waiting for us.