What would the Christmas story look like today?

As we approach Christmas Day, we’ve been surrounded by the traditional nativity story so much throughout the month, that it can start to become part of the background noise of Christmas.

And over the years, for a lot of us, it’s become a nice story that our children act out in primary schools, and we’ve lost sight of the impact that the story had in first century Israel.

It all seems so distant from our modern lives.

But what if the Christmas story took place today? What might that look like?

What if Mary and Joseph weren’t travelling by donkey, but in a Transit van?

What if the shepherds weren’t sat on a remote hillside, but were driving from field to field checking on their animals?

What if the Magi weren’t wise men from the Orient, but professors in a university?