A Manger Repurposed

As followers of Christ, when we rehearse the Christmas story, we can hear a bit of ourselves in all of its parts. Like the shepherds, we also come and kneel before the Savior. Along with the angels, we proclaim the good news of the Gospel to a longing world. We aim to live lives of strong faith and courage like Mary and Joseph. And we watch, wait and pursue Christ the King with the wise men. Yet I was struck the other Sunday by the lyrics to the song “Noel” sung by Lauren Daigle...“Come and see what God has done”. And it wasn’t the shepherds or angels or Mary and Joseph, not even the echoes of the prophets that came to mind. Instead, what I pictured was a little wooden manger. Rough around t