And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them. – Luke 2:6, 7 NLT
Simple, it was.
There was no lodging available to the first family, and all the baby could use for a bed was a manger, something the animals used. Strips of cloth clothed the babe, and kept him snug on his first night.
Simple, it surely was.
This was no extravagant birth. Everything expected from a King turned out to be the opposite with Jesus.
The last shall be first.
Blessed are the poor.
Heal the sick, feed the hungry.
Born and laid in a manger, no place to stay.
Extravagance has become synonymous with our celebrations of Christmas, but how can we remember the essence of the season?
How can you keep it simple this Christmas season?