Crib (i365 Day 360)

Most pastors have meagre income and I am one of them. As my wife wanted to save more money for a rainy day, she borrowed her friend’s crib for our newborn baby. Although I knew some first-time parents who bought fancy cribs and gadgets for their babies, I wasn’t sorry for my little one; the reason was that at the birth of Jesus Christ, the King of kings, the Lord of lords, He didn’t even have a decent crib. God chose a humble feeding trough as a crib for the newborn King.
A few things and events can be used to epitomise the mission of Jesus Christ – crib, cross, His First and Second Coming. At the first advent of Jesus Christ, a lowly feeding trough became His crib. During his days on earth, Jesus took the form of a slave (Philippians 2:6–8). Most importantly, Jesus understood very well that from His crib to His cross, He had to accomplish God’s mission of redemption. Let’s ponder Luke 2:11–12.
Ponder: 11The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! 12And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.” (Luke 2:11–12 NLT)
Post: Let’s post a question to God. “Dear Jesus Christ, could you please help me to appreciate the things that You have done for me?”
Practice: Let’s practice what you learnt. Pray that you can appreciate the things that Jesus Christ has done for you.
Proclaim: Let’s proclaim to others about your experiential knowledge. Share with a seeker of Christ about your new understanding on the Nativity of Jesus.

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