The Sign of the Manger in Luke 2 (Christmas Eve)
The Sign of the Manger:
1) A Sign of the Servant. This a sign of his humility - a sign of God’s condescension to take on the form of a servant.?
2) A Sign of Sacrifice - There is an association with the manger to feed the lambs, with the very animals themselves. The fact that Shepherds were the first to hear the news is a signal. For they are told about the manger, specifically.?
3) A Sign of Himself as a Sacrament - Jesus was laid in a manger because he was food. A manger was, after all, a place in which food was laid.?
Gregg Strawbridge, Ph.D., is the pastor of All Saints Church in Lancaster, PA. He became a committed follower of Jesus Christ at age 20, discipled in the context of a University Navigator Ministry. As a result of personal discipleship he went on to study at Columbia Biblical Seminary (M.A., Columbia, SC, 1990), as well as receive a Ph.D. in education and philosophy... read more