The Miracle of the Manger
Would you put your baby in this? Mary and Joseph did. Well...I suppose they shooed the pigs away first, but the gospel according to Luke tells us that she laid him in a manger....and a manger is a feeding trough for farm animals. What a contrast between Luke 2 and John 1 where we read that Jesus, the Word was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
So, does this mean something or does it just make a nifty, sentimental scene for Christmas? Are we supposed to take something away from this demonstration of poverty and humility? Could it mean that if Jesus, God Himself, chose to humble Himself, then maybe we ought to view Him as our model and do the same? What would that look like in our driving, our neighborhood, the workplace and even at church? I daresay that some might think we're weird and get suspicious but this kind of behavior has the potential to transform our world.
I say, "Let's go for it!" and see what happens.