The account of Messiah’s appearing in the world of men continues the apparent merging of the common and the extraordinary. A stable is a meager setting for any mother’s labor or any baby’s arrival – how much more so for the Son of God Most High.
“While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 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.” Luke 2:6,7
We might imagine a number of other scenarios to welcome such a precious child. Yet God’s intimate love and infinite grace were woven into every aspect of the event. The details affirm His Sovereign faithfulness. Let’s consider the seeming contradictions beginning with the confirmation of a virgin giving birth from Isaiah 7:14, Celebrate 6.