Away In a Manger (Wednesday)

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by Hannah Alford

During the Christmas season, people get wrapped up and stressed out over the gift-giving and material part of Christmas, but sometimes we need to go back to our roots. In the Christmas carol “Away in a Manger” we see how Jesus came from nothing, just a baby in a stable filled with animals…

“Away in a manger no crib for a bed

The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head”

The Christmas season is not just presents, Christmas trees, and Santa; it’s a day for us to remember all God’s glory that he brought to the world when Jesus was born. It is a reminder of how something so small, has the potential for great and wonderful things. So take time out of this Christmas season, and think about all the blessings you have and really try to see God’s glory around you every day. “Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.’” (Luke 2:13-14) It may not be as obvious as a host of angels singing praise in blinding light (although that would awesome if it was) but it’s there and sometimes it just takes a few minutes out of your day in quiet prayer and meditation to begin to see it.