Away in a manger, no crib for a bed,
The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head,
The stars in the bright sky looked down where He lay,
The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.
The circumstances of Jesus’ birth were less than ideal. He took his first breath in a smelly stable, an inglorious entrance for the Savior of the world.
God rarely does what worldly wisdom would suggest as the best course of action, and the nativity story certainly is no exception.
Christ set aside His sovereign position and divine privileges and clothed Himself in humanity because of love. He chose to enter the world empty and submit to poverty, reproach, and suffering all because He loves you and me….
I’m sharing “No Crib for His Bed” over at LoveGodGreatly.com today as part of the Advent study God with Us.
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