Placed in A Manger
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"And she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn."
Mary and Joseph arrived in Bethlehem. Elizabeth had been filled with the Holy Spirit. The baby John had leaped for joy. They were the exception. Most people had no idea what was taking place. Certainly the innkeeper was unaware. God... so unpredictable. Sometimes arriving with pomp and circumstance. Sometimes sneaking in under the radar. Is there anything we can do so that we'll be leaping for joy rather than sending Jesus out to the barn? Will we leap for joy on Christmas Day? Or will Jesus be lost amidst the presents, the family drama, the food, and Santa Claus? May our hearts be prepared for the baby Jesus to be laid in the mangers of our hearts once again on Christmas Day.