Anticipating and preparing for the birth of a child is one of the most special and significant times of life. This month we will once again ready our hearts for the "good news of great joy for all people" that is coming into the world. To get ready, we are looking at those who were there. In our minds they are often just figurines in the Nativity sets we see sitting on end tables, shelves and lawns this time of year. But we must remember that these were real people. People whose lives and stories, like ours, were impacted, changed and completely transformed by the birth of this baby boy, a savior, Messiah, Christ the Lord!