On a plaque marking Abraham Lincolns birthplace near Hodgenville, Kentucky, is recorded this scrap of conversation:
“Any news down t the village, Ezry?” “Well, Squire McLains gone t Washington t see Madison swore in, and ol Spellman tells me this Bonaparte fella has captured most o Spain.
Whats new out here, neighbor?” “Nuthin nuthin atall, cept fer a new baby born t Tom Lincolns. Nothin ever happens out here.”
Some events, whether birthdays in Hodgenville (or Bethlehem) or spiritual rebirth in a persons life, may not create much earthly splash, but those of lasting importance will eventually get the notice they deserve.