Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you;
he is the Messiah, the Lord.
This will be a sign to you:
You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.
Let the stable still astonish
Straw — dirt floor, dull eyes
Dusty flanks of donkeys, oxen;
Crumbling, crooked walls;
No bed to carry that pain
And then, the child,
Rag-wrapped, laid to cry
In a trough.
Who would have chosen this?
Who would have said “Yes,”
“Let the God of all the heavens
Be born here, in this place”?
Who but the same God
Who stands in the darker, fouler rooms
of our hearts
and says “Yes,”
“Let the God of Heaven and Earth
be born here –
in this place.”
Leslie Leyland Fields
You know the generous grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty he could make you rich.
2 Corinthians 8:9
Sharing with you the wonder of the miracle . . . the gift of the Lord born in our dark hearts. It's our own rags to riches story.
Have a Blessed Christmas and New Year!
Celebrate the gift of the Savior born to you with Internet Cafe Devotions.
*The photo was taken at a recent visit to the live nativity in Christmas Town at the Creation Museum in Kentucky. I highly recommend the trip!*