6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
As a husband of almost 13 years and father of four children, I can tell you delivering any one of my children in a manger would be terrifying.
One of the craziest parts of the “birth of Christ” narrative is that Jesus was born in a barn.
What the heck? How does that work?
An all powerful being coming from heaven landed in a barn…(side note, this sounds like the superman story :- )
He landed in a barn in order to relate to everyone on the planet.
Jesus carried with him all the power of God at his finger tips and humbled himself to be born a baby, helpless and poor. This is an incredible dichotomy.
As you think on “baby Jesus” this Christmas season, remember two things.
One: Jesus was a baby born in a barn because no one would take in a pregnant woman in Bethlehem.
Two: Jesus is God and chose to make his introduction to the world in a very humble way.