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LET THE MANGER teach you how poor the Lord was: he was laid in it because he had no bed to lie on. This lack of the necessaries of life was a most appropriate prophetic foreshadowing. He was laid in a

manger to show that he would be the food even of the inarticulate. The Word of God drew to himself both the rich and the poor, both the eloquent and the slow of speech as he lay in the manger in poverty. … It must then have been God who became poor, who made his own the poverty of one who can be seen. His divinity made God rich, BUT HE BECAME POOR FOR OUR SAKE.