From Adam and Eve’s first act of disobedience, which ripped a rift between mankind and God, we’ve been trying to make our way back to God. But we can’t.
It took a miracle.
An unexpected and unbelievable act of God.
And the entire stable scene sets the stage for God’s choice.
A manger in a stable? A filthy place where animals not only sleep but relieve themselves?
A smelly, dirty cave of a place?
What other picture could portray the darkness and sin to which this Rescuer of the world would come?
And how appropriate? Shepherds would have never thought to set foot in a palace to see a king’s birth – but a stable?
Even they could be welcome into a stable.
God became man, approachable.
It’s a wonderous mystery and a beautiful picture of how great His love and how great our sin.
Oh what a SAvior! Oh what love!
The ULTIMATE Gift!
May the knowledge of His love fill you with Joy in this New Year!!