Search This Blog

Why was Jesus born in a manger?

While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 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. Luke 2:6-7

            This manger was just about the most humble place to be born on earth.  A field would be better, but to be placed in a trough used to feed animals, seems dirty and unsanitary.  It would be like resting a baby in a bucket or trashcan.  Humbling.  But, that’s what God wanted.  He didn’t want Jesus born in a golden crib.  He started off life on earth with humble beginnings, for all men, because he came from everyone—the poorest to the richest.