Day 22 - The Arrival: The Birth of our Savior.
Luke 2:7 - Then she gave birth to her firstborn Son,
and she wrapped him tightly in cloth and laid him in
a manger, because there was no guest room available
1 Timothy 3:16 - And most certainly, the mystery of
godliness is great: He was manifested in the flesh,
vindicated in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached
among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up
Most of the commentators make two points here. First is the Inn mentioned was
probably a two story structure with rooms on the second floor and the first was a stable
where the people staying there would park their mules and livestock. Jesus, the newly
born King of Kings, after being wrapped up was laid in a feeding trough where animals
would eat. The sheer humbleness of where He was born speaks volumes about Him as
a person. God has a humble heart.
Christmas manger scenes shadow the humble state of Christ’s real birthplace!