How does Christ’s cradle relate to His cross? This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.

The Christmas carol that starts: What child is this, who, laid to rest, On Mary’s lap is sleeping?

goes on to say: Nails, spears shall pierce him through, the cross he bore for me, for you.

Jesus was born to die. To abbreviate Hebrews 2:7, Jesus had to be made like His brethren in all things … to make propitiation for the sins of the people.

In the hustle and bustle of Christmas, let’s not forget that baby Jesus in the wooden trough was the beginning of His march to the wooden cross.

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