King Tiran has just been thrown into a stable by enemy Calormens. "He looked around again and could hardly believe his eyes. There was the blue sky overhead, and grassy country spreading as far as he could see in every direction, and his new friends all around him laughing.Did you catch that? Did you understand the magnificence of the statement made by Lucy? "In our world too, a stable once had something inside it that was bigger than our whole world."
'It seems then,' said Tiran, smiling himself, 'that the stable seen from within and the stable from without are two different places.'
'Yes,' said the Lord Digory. 'Its inside is bigger than its outside.'
'Yes,' said the Queen Lucy. 'In our world too, a stable once had something inside it that was bigger than our whole world.'" (The Last Battle by CS Lews, pg. 176-177)
Jesus Christ, the One through whom the whole world was made. Jesus Christ, the very image of the invisible God. Jesus Christ, the One who was with the Creator God from all eternity past. This One came into a humble, earthly stable. He was laid in a manger - a feeding trough for cattle. What humility. What love!
I pray that this magnificent truth would never grow dull to us. May we continually be shocked and awed by the humble birth of our Savior. May we always remember that He is, in fact, the LORD God Almighty. And may we never forget that it was all because of His great love for us.
"And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. . . He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities - all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together." - Luke 2:7; Colossians 1:15-17
Once in royal David's city,
Stood a lowly cattle shed,
Where a mother laid her baby
In a manger for His bed;
Mary was that mother mild.
Jesus Christ her little child.
He who came down to earth from heaven,
Who is God and Lord of all,
And His shelter was a stable,
And His cradle was a stall;
With the poor and oppressed and lowly,
Lived on earth our Savior holy.