Humble Beginnings Do Not Mean God Can’t Use Us

      Humble beginnings….many people talk about them.
But our Lord Jesus… He had humble beginnings. Jesus was born in a stable. A barn where animals were kept.
      Joseph and Mary had traveled to Bethlehem to register for the census that was being taken. They get to Bethlehem and Joseph goes in to get a room. But, there were so many people in Bethlehem, there were no rooms available.
      Joseph was about to go out and tell Mary there were no rooms when the inn-keeper stopped him and told him that, although it wasn’t much, the stable was available. So, the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ, was born in a stable.
      A stable. I think it is safe to say, that no parent would have their child born in a stable today. They would DEMAND better arrangements.
      But there weren’t any better arrangements for Joseph and Mary to have so Jesus was born in a manger. One of our favorite Christmas songs talks about this;
      “Away in a manger, No crib for a bed.
       The little Lord Jesus, lay down His sweet head.
      The stars in the sky look down where he lay.
      The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.”
      So, if you think God can’t use you because you grew up on the wrong side of the tracks… Jesus was born in a stable. You can’t get much more humble than that. Your background doesn’t matter. Your IQ doesn’t matter. Whether you grew up in a Christian home or not, doesn’t matter.
      The Savior of the world was born in a stable. Our birth site or place doesn’t matter. Only our availability to God.

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