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Light in the Stable

"So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 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 2:4-7

Jesus came into our world with no earthly fanfare. There was no choir present in robes with hymnals singing praises to Him. There was no guilded sanctuary in Jerusalem into which Mary bore him. There was no incense burning to signify that God had come to earth in the form of a human being. Nope. It was quiet. There were a few animals in the stable, and there were some shepherds tending their flocks of sheep nearby. That was it.

Why no bells and whistles? Why all the humble beginnings for the future king of Israel and Savior of the world? Wouldn't it have made sense for Jesus to have been born to a religiously prominent family in Jerusalem. Perhaps a family that had some major connections to broadcast the actual birth of the future Messiah of Israel?