This Italian Renaissance painting of the holy nativity looks to me somewhat like an ornately staged scene, with angels overhead and all the other key players caught mid-action below.
The moment captured here presents the pivotal point in all of history, when the divine entered the mortal.
Maybe this scene presents an apt reminder of the Lord’s hand in all of human history.
Events unfold around us, and we may sometimes assume things occur randomly, but not if we hold onto faith that God is still and always will be the Almighty Sovereign of the universe He created.
Mystic Nativity, by Sandro Botticelli, c1500