Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Away in a Manger- Bethlehem

A hollowed out stone usually served as a manger
 in Biblical times near the time of the birth of Jesus. 
Caves served as the shelter for livestock
 in bad weather months.

This is probably what the manger
 looked like where Jesus was laid in swaddling clothes.

On a hillside in Bethlehem is a cave 
available for people to see what
 would have been very similar cave
 in use 2000 years ago.

Open area in the cave

A secluded place to listen to the story
 of the birth of Jesus

Gardens in the cave area grounds

Humble beginnings
a King-come to serve.

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