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Why was Jesus born in a barn?
A manger, is a trough or box, either of carved stone or made of wood construction used to hold food for animals in a barn. A manger, is a trough or box, either of carved stone or made of wood construction used to hold food for animals in a barn.
Luke 2:7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
Luke 2:3–4 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David,
Jesus was born in a mess, because he came to save us from our mess.
John 1:4–5 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
The darkness we have made, can never overcome the light He has made. The darkness we have made, can never overcome the light He has made.
Buckingham Palace The Throne Room
James 4:6 “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
We need a Savior. We need a rescuer. We need someone to clean up our messes.
God rest ye merry, gentlemen Let nothing you dismay Remember, Christ, our Savior Was born on Christmas day To save us all from Satan's power When we were gone astray
He came as a Savior to Save us from our mess.
James 4:6 As the scripture says, “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
John 3:17 (ESV) 17God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
Secrets keep us sick.
Matthew 1:20–21 20 But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
The only thing that impresses God is humility
Christmas Prayer of Humility Lord, Jesus, I get it now. You came in a mess in order to fix my mess. And I admit what you already know is true. I have made a mess of things. I don’t want to paper over it anymore; I don’t want to fake it anymore. I need a Savior. Just like you have for millions of others before me, please accept me as I am, a mess, and lead me into the way everlasting. Your way.