Most people I know spend day to day dealing with life. Each day brings a familiar routine or some kind of disruption to that routine.
Jesus was born into a setting just like this. A man and woman, Joseph and Mary, were going about their routines of life when there were some significant disruptions. These began with angelic visitations detailing the birth of a very special child. Then their lives would have settled back into the routines of daily responsibilities and interactions. Life was disrupted again with the announcement that everyone had to go to the communities where they were born to be registered for a tax. This meant an 80-mile trip with no modern means of transportation for Joseph and Mary who was close to time when her baby would be born.
Often, we may think that God is just in the big moments of life. We may have a little more sense of dependence of Him in the times of disruption. Sometimes when these times of disruption include serious illness, a work or family crisis, or intense sorrow, we may question His presence or care.