A Decree and a Manger

December 15, 2010

“In those days, Caesar Augustus issued a decree. . .”

You can see him can’t you?  In his big palace.  On his big throne.  Surrounded by his legions of servants and every luxury.

Then, this. . .

“. . . a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

You can picture this too.  The muck of the stable.  The stench of the animals.  The couple, frightened and still trying to grasp what was going on.

Power; Poverty.  Throne; Feeding trough.  Palace; Barn.

Which one caused the angels to sing?

Which picture represents true power?

Let us be people who embrace the baby.

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