Again, Why a Manger?

“Even as an infant, by being laid in a manger, he was set forth as the sinner’s friend. Come to him, ye that are weary and heavy-laden! Come to him, ye that are broken in spirit, ye who are bowed down in soul! Come to him, ye that despise yourselves and are despised of others! Come to him, publican and harlot! Come to him, thief and drunkard! In the manger there he lies, unguarded from your touch and unshielded from your gaze. Bow the knee, and kiss the Son of God; accept him as your Savior, for he puts himself into that manger that you may approach him. The throne of Solomon might awe you, but the manger of the Son of David must invite you. ” -Charles Spurgeon, Twelve Christmas Sermons

God Secretly Revealed

“What we take to darkness is really light because it comes from God our eyes are at fault, that is all God is in the manger, wealth in poverty, light in darkness, help in abandonment no evil can befall us, whatever men may do to us they cannot but serve the God who is secretly revealed as love and rules the world and our lives.” -Dietrich Bonhoeffer