Advent 6: Stable (Thanks to Joelle B)

A Miracle in the Dirt of Life


Luke 2: 4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 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.And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”


The Ben-Hur take on it:


(A little bit funny: (Life of Brian))


“The trouble is that the stable and all that tends to turn the whole thing into a kind of fairy-tale,” he explained. “But the gospel writers weren’t just highlighting the miraculous nature of the events, they were pointing out that the whole thing took place against a background of poverty and hardship.”


One Baby’s Impact on the World:


(maybe a little overkill…)

Christmas Story Backwards




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