Matthew and Luke’s Gospel show a clear differentiation on how the Christ is discovered. In Matthew, it is the wise, in pursuit of an ancient promise, who seek out the Christ (Mt 2). In Luke, the promise is not sought out but revealed to Shepherds (Lk 2) – a lowly lot on the societal totem pole. It is a reminder that the revelation of God is available to all, both to the wise and the lowly. The truly wise seek God, but the truly lowly have God revealed to them. For even the Magi, in all their wisdom, find the Christ not in pomp but in vulnerability. They find not a throne nor a palace, but a manger and a stable. These Magi kneel before this lowly scene, again, demonstrating that even in all wisdom, the revelation of God in the face of Christ requires that we get off our high horse and posture ourselves before God in vulnerable humility. I am reminded of what the Apostle Peter would say to a church years after this manger scene, “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God so that he may exalt you in due time” (1 Pet 5:6). This is not to diminish human potential, it is rather to say that human potential is deconstructed and transformed as our hearts discover the posture of God in Christ. This is not to say that we have to know how pitiful we are before we know how great we are. It is rather to say that if we are made in the image of God, then to recognize ourselves as image-bearers we must seek the face of God in the image of Christ. As the Magi discovered, using their wisdom to follow a promise, God reveals himself in humility. And as the Shepherds discovered, in their lowly occupational estate, there is no place on earth (or within ourselves) that is too lowly for the chorus of redemptive celebration not to break out.