Before we hear the sweet words "Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in the way..." God takes us on a sweeping journey through 42 generations to show how He governs history intentionally to lead up to this moment. Those 42 generations are marked by God's covenant promises and His undeserved grace.
Christ's birth was the culmination of history and the covenant promises of God.
Christ's birth is a sign that nothing is outside of God's control. Not the seemingly insignificant, and not the painful. Nothing happens without purpose. God works all things to bring about His purpose:
Redeeming a people of all nations to rest in His Kingdom under His reign.