And She Gave Birth to Her Firstborn Son…and Laid Him in a Manger

Luke 2:1-7

After traveling through the first chapter of Luke, we now come to the main event in his birth narrative. Jesus is born. But few things about his birth are what we would have expected. He was born to a peasant couple, in an animal shelter, laid in a filthy manger. To top it all off, his first visitors were lowly shepherds. What did all of this mean? Why was the Savior of the world born under such humble circumstances?