I bet that you didn’t know the following about The Manger that Jesus was laid in. Of course, mangers are animal feeding troughs, but in ancient Israel they were made of stone. This is not, however, what you would see in a modern day nativity scene. Mangers aren’t comfortable but they are great for protection. That’s why those who were experts in this matter, the priests, would put their newborn lambs in them for protection.
However, it wasn’t just any lamb. It was the unblemished perfect lambs that were used in the sacrifice for sins. And Bethlehem, where Jesus was born was FAMOUS for their UNBLEMISHED LAMBS used for the sacrifice. These lambs had to be perfect so they would wrap them tightly in cloth and lie them in the manger to keep them safe.
This is exactly why the only time mangers are mentioned in Jesus’ birth story it is being told to shepherds. In Luke 2 it says “This will be a sign for you, you will find a baby wrapped in cloth and lying in a manger.” The shepherds would have understood this powerful parallel! They knew what the cloth and the manger meant! This baby would be THE PERFECT LAMB OF GOD! The Messiah who would sacrifice His life for the sins of the whole world.
He wasn’t just a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes lying in a manger, He was the one who would later sacrifice his life for us, humbling Himself to become the perfect sacrifice to reconcile us back to God. That, my friend, that Perfect Lamb, is why we celebrate Christmas!!
Merry Christmas to my clients and my readers,
Thanks, and best wishes for 2023,
Psychic Madeline Rose
Here’s a site where you’ll find my writings.
My novel, The Bravehearts of Belgrave High, has now been published. I have completed the first in a series of novels that I wrote for teens. It is the courageous story of a young girl growing up in a home filled with domestic violence. Unfortunately, she also has to endure a schoolyard and a neighbourhood full of bullies. We read how she manoeuvres her way through such a difficult situation. Plus, we see how she grows because of it (among other themes in the novel).
I hope that young readers will be inspired to treasure their unique differences due to reading this novel. If they don’t fit in with the system or with those around them, they should realise that it’s quite okay not to fit in.
This novel was written to help raise funds for the private foundation that I established. My foundation might later become a charity. Click here if you’d like to be taken to the site where you can purchase this novel. If you cannot see the site, use a browser other than Chrome.
Would you like to meet someone special for a long term relationship? There’s a new Australian match-making service starting very shortly. Keep your eye out for when it is ready to launch. It is specifically for the unvaccinated so that they can meet other people who are not genetically modified, like those referred to in various articles on my site. Here’s the link: LoveHonourandRespect.Me