God, why didn’t You have Your Son born in the most beautiful and glorious place on earth, with the whole world watching? Why a quiet and lonely manger, with two young, uneducated parents, and animals and filth all around?
If I could ask this question, I think God would say: “There is no place on earth beautiful and glorious enough to merit the birth of My Son. There is no number of people large enough to fully appreciate His arrival. I carefully chose the place and the time and the people and the surroundings. That’s all you need to know.”
That would be enough for me.