Society lifts up people who are important. The people who get the most attention are rich, famous, have lots of political power, multiple vacation homes, fancy cars, yada yada yada. They get on TV, end up on the front pages of the tabloids, make an appearance or two on TMZ. Who doesn’t want to be part of the lifestyles of the rich and famous? It is easy to get caught up in the mix of trying to keep up with the Jonses as the old cliche goes.
The God of all Creation, omniscient, omnipresent, has an odd demographic that he selected throughout Biblical history through whom He did his greatest works though. He didn’t choose the most powerful. The richest. The most famous. He chose regular, everyday, humble people. In that time, the Egyptians, the Greeks, and the Romans were the most powerful civilizations. It would have made total sense for God to have selected any one of them as His chosen people. Instead, He chose Israel as His chosen people.
He could have chosen the wife of Augustus to be the mother of His son. Instead, He chose Mary. There wasn’t anything spectacular about her life up to that point. She was still a kid by today’s standards. Yet, there she was, being selected to be the Mother of God.
Just like in Biblical times, God chose the most unexpected, regular, everyday people through whom to do His work, He does the same still today with regular everyday people like you and me. On my YouVersion Bible app, the verse of the day a while back that I’ve been using as a short prayer comes from Psalm 143:10: Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground. Humbly ask God daily to work through you, and He will because of your belief that He can.