And Place Him in a Manger . . .

24 Dec

Our guest blogger is Kerry Doyle from Grace Bible Church in Kingsport, TN.

Sheep spit,  horse snot,  cow crud  &  basic cattle crust. Want those near your baby – your new born? How about that coating on your infants first bassinet?

“While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” (Luke 2:6-7)

If you could control your first crib, would you make such crude arrangements? What kind of statement does this make?

If the Creator of all (see Col. 1:14-18; John 1:1-18) was content with such a base bed, a nasty night spot, who are we to be so spoiled and demanding? Seems He struck a theme early on – right from birth. Reminds me of John 13:12-17, events hours before His betrayal and crucifixion:

“So when He had washed their feet, and taken His garments and reclined at the table again, He said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? “You call Me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am. “If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. “For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you. “Truly, truly, I say to you, a slave is not greater than his master, nor is one who is sent greater than the one who sent him. “If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.”

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