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What We Can Learn From The Manger

black and white picture of a wooden manger with straw in it and a crown sitting on top
December 20, 2021

Christmas is only five days away. FIVE DAYS, PEOPLE!

Hopefully, this reminder sets off excitement in your heart instead of panic. But no matter what you’re feeling, you might benefit from this reminder about Jesus’ birth:

Our Savior was born in a stable. Jesus was born among animals and then He rested His head where they feed.

Most of us know this already, so why is this detail significant?

Christ’s humble arrival can teach us a lot about God’s character; The one and only Savior came to earth in the most unexpected way, and that’s the way God usually works, isn’t it? He uses humble situations to display His glory and grace.

This Christmas, let’s rejoice that God sent His own son to live, serve, and die for us. But let’s not stop there. May we also celebrate the way that God sent Jesus to us. A way that showed how His miracles are not dependent on our circumstances, wealth, or power, but on His unchanging character.

This fact was true on Christmas day long ago, and remains true for each of us today…

“and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.” -Luke 2:7

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