IT WAS A TYPICAL MANGER

It was an ordinary stable.There was nothing unusual about it.The manger was a typical manger,designed to feed animals,yet it fed the world.Out of the humblehand-hewn manger camea visionthat changed the entire world,a messagethat inspired all mankind,a hopethat encouraged ever heart,a promiseof peace and goodwill to all.Nothing more profound couldcomefrom such a humble beginning.We have our own unique manger.Who will we feed?Who will we inspire?Who will we encourage? Continue reading IT WAS A TYPICAL MANGER

WHAT IS THE MESSAGE IN THE MANGER?

It’s the middle of the night and I’m standing in a breezy, cold makeshift manger with droopy-eyed sheep and cattle, staring at a young couple that I never saw before huddled in one corner of the manger.   The man has his arm and cloak around her and she’s leaning against him holding a baby that looks brand new.   What a humble way to start a life, I thought.   It didn’t make sense to me and neither did the words that the other older shepherds were murmuring….. ”Messiah.”   “God with us.”   “Son of God.”   I … Continue reading WHAT IS THE MESSAGE IN THE MANGER?