“In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole empire should be registered. This first registration took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So everyone went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family line of David, to be registered along with Mary, who was engaged to him and was pregnant. While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. Then she gave birth to her firstborn Son, and she wrapped Him snugly in cloth and laid Him in a feeding trough—because there was no room for them at the lodging place.

In the same region, shepherds were staying out in the fields and keeping watch at night over their flock. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people: Today a Savior, who is Messiah the Lord, was born for you in the city of David. This will be the sign for you: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in cloth and lying in a feeding trough.” Suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying:
Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to people He favors!
When the angels had left them and returned to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go straight to Bethlehem and see what has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” They hurried off and found both Mary and Joseph, and the baby who was lying in the feeding trough. After seeing them, they reported the message they were told about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary was treasuring up all these things in her heart and meditating on them. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had seen and heard, just as they had been told.” 
Holman Christian Standard Bible. 2009 (Luke 2:1–20). Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers.

Christmas is simply and incredibly profound. It was a hopeless time of an oppressive ungodly government and in the humblest of circumstances that God came to His people. The Christmas story offers a sure formula for impacting our workplace today for the cause of Christ. First of all, be true to your word always and show others that you are dependable in every way. Secondly, it is in the humblest of circumstances that people often find exactly what they are looking for in life. Anticipate God showing up in such circumstances today, He will. Even in the midst of ordinary life and workplace situations God is at work. Finally, the right response for those of us who meet the Lord personally is worshipping which results in us going and telling. The wonder of it all is that God would give you and me the privilege to be a part of the Christmas story and the opportunity to live it and share it with others. Have a wonderful week and make it count for His glory!