Snapshot of Advent

Post date: Dec 3, 2012 12:25:58 AM

The Savior of the World, who will die on a shameful cross, is born in a shameful excuse for a crib. Jesus is put in a manger. Manger – let’s be more clear – a feeding trough. No one sings “Away in a Feeding Trough.” Perhaps we should. A manger is a far cry from the depiction we get of Heaven. There are no streets of gold and pearly gates. But God took on flesh anyway.