I found myself flipping through channels on Christmas day. I heard this man singing about “Christ being born in a stable. His cross became a cradle but where else would a lamb be born?” I was so gripped with the message of this powerful song; I began to weep. Easter was in the eyes of the Father all along. God knew Easter would only be on the horizon of that first Christmas morn.
As I reflect on the powerful words of this song; I’m still in awe of Jesus’ great love for us. The One who knew every single little thing about us from before the foundation of the world; came into a world not ready to receive Him.
The nails of the cross cradled Him or held Him like a lamb about to be slaughtered. The Infant’s manger cradled Him without nails. He came because His Father sent Him. He would have come of His own volition because the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are always in one accord.
Jesus came to the world solely to do His Father’s will. He began teaching in the temple at twelve years of age. The men were astounded at His teaching. He who is the best Teacher ever; shared such deep truth with these temple men. It was more truth than they had ever heard or taught themselves. That’s why it left them astounded.
Prayer in Motion:
Lord Jesus, the cradle that embraced you as a baby; would one day become a cross. I thank You for coming for me; coming to die for the sins of the whole world. You were born in a manger and then went to a cross on my behalf, on behalf of the whole world. I am forever grateful! In Jesus Name. Amen.