There’s a poem by G.K. Chesterton which captures well the scene of that first Christmas:
There fared a mother driven forth
Out of an inn to roam;
In the place where she was homeless
All men are at home.
The crazy stable close at hand,
With shaking timber and shifting sand,
Grew a stronger thing to abide and stand
Than the square stones of Rome.
It is one of the most beautiful aspects of the Christmas story. The Savior of the world — the King of Kings and Lord of Lords — born in the humblest of settings.
This challenges us to forsake our pride and follow Him who is meek and lowly. And in Him we will find our rest.
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