I found Baby Jesus in a Manger. I don’t know if you remember that I had lost Him a couple of years ago right before Christmas when I was setting up my little china nativity scene, and Baby Jesus in the Manger was nowhere to be found.
I searched through all the Christmas decorations without success, looking for Baby Jesus in the Manger. I found one little nativity scene made out of plastic all in one piece, and baby Jesus was there, but He was tiny, and melted into one piece with his manger, so you couldn’t even see His face.
I found the wooden nativity scene, and the manger with Jesus in it cut out of wood. I always liked that wooden nativity scene, but the manger didn’t even look like it had Jesus in it at all.
Somehow we made it through Christmas without Baby Jesus in a Manger in our Nativity scene on the buffet and no one even noticed because there was the Christmas tree to look at.
I was going through an old big jewelry box looking for a particular necklace when I found Baby Jesus in the Manger. I have no idea how He ended up in the jewelry box, except I must have missed Him when I was packing the Christmas decorations away for another year, and then found Him later, my little Baby Jesus in a Manger. I must have put Him in the jewelry box so I wouldn’t lose Him again, and promptly forgot where I put Him.
However even though I love my little Baby Jesus in a Manger from my cheap china Nativity scene, the real Jesus does not reside within that little statue.
“Who (Jesus Christ) being the brightness of His (God’s) glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.” Hebrew 1:3 NKJV.
The real Jesus can never be contained in a manger, a jewelry box, a picture, a church, or any physical place. Jesus is now seated in the heavenlies at the right hand of God Almighty, Majesty On High.