Last Friday my son posted a 'Faith Friday' devotion on his Facebook page that I'm reposting today.
~ The Manger ~
Mangers are feeders, holding food or water for livestock. Luke 2:7 reads, "and she [Mary] gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn."
Jesus, sent to earth by His Heavenly Father, had a bed that held food and water.
In John 6:35 Jesus declared "...I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty." In chapter 7, verse 37 He said, "...If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink."
Jesus came to feed our souls! The metaphor and symbolism was there from the beginning when he was laid in a manger.
This Christmas Season, let's feast on the REAL meaning of His birth.
May God bless your week!