She laid him in a manger. The definition for a manger is “a feeder that is made of carved stone, wood, or metal construction and is used to hold food for animals (as in a stable).” I think we all want to cringe at the thought of our sweet Savior being laid in a feeding trough where animals have eaten.
Have you ever taken time to think of where you lay your sweet Savior? If my heart were His manger would he find it warm and welcoming, or have I filled it with things that would make Him feel uncomfortable, or worse, unwanted? Would you cringe to think you have laid Him there?
What I love about this season is the picture of Grace the birth of Jesus paints. Today, you can ask him to forgive you of those uncomfortable, unwanted heart issues, and prepare your heart to receive the beautiful gift from God when He sent His Son from Heaven.