Jesus does not show up “in spite of …” or “in the absence of …”, but “in the midst of …” – Jesus reveals His life in us right in the midst of life happening around us.  In the midst of the mundane, the ordinary, the trouble, the challenge – whatever it is – He wants to show Himself to us as our life, our joy, our strength, our peace – our everything!  The extraordinary invades the ordinary when Jesus shows Himself!