Babe in the Straw

six days

And she [Mary] gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in clothes, and laid Him in a manger…” (Luke 2:7) “…and [Joseph] called His name Jesus” (Matthew 1:25).

Jesus, whose name means, God is With Us, fulfilled the Old Testament prophesies of a Messiah through His birth:

He was born in Bethlehem, the City of David. (Micah 5:1, Mt. 2:1)
He was born of a virgin mother (Is. 7:14, Lk. 1:34).
He was of the lineage of Abraham (Gen. 12:3, Lk. 3:34).
He would be a descendant of King Daivd (Jeremiah 23:5, Luke 3:31).
He was of the tribe of Judah (Gen. 49:10, Lk. 3:33).
He lived in Egypt (Hosea 11:1, Mt. 2:14-15).

song of the day:

Babe in the Straw
sung by Caedmon’s Call

who is this child,
asleep in a manger?
the heaven’s are bright
the stable’s so cold
on this holy night,
have you come to redeem us?
little child in the straw
little child in the straw

who is this babe?
prince of the universe
a donkey is braying
angels are singing
the prophets did say
you would come to redeem the world
little babe in the straw
save us all

and if we lose sight of your sweet face
at the birth of grace, at the birth of grace
light of truth shine like Bethlehem’s star
lead us to where you are, show us who you are

merciful one
lover of every soul
the Father’s own Son
Emmanuel
yes, we believe,
you are able to heal us
Noel, noel,
save us all

save us tonight (repeat)

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