Away in a manger

The Tree of Life

By Baldmichael Theresoluteprotector’sson

24th December, 2021

Away in a manger,

No crib for His bed

The little Lord Jesus

Laid down His sweet head

No crib for a bed. That’s curious. A crib is among other things

1: a manger for feeding animals

2: an enclosure especially of framework: such as

a: a stall for a stabled animal

b: a small child’s bedstead with high enclosing usually slatted sides

From

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crib

So how can Jesus not have had a crib then? After all a crib means something ribbed, like the slats or ribs on a crib for a baby.

And in case you think a manger is a solid trough, well it is also usually slatted too, like a crib. Which is why the words are related of course.

And if you are a small calf, you can then reach the hay in the manger when you are able to…

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Published by Nelle

I am interested in writing short stories for my pleasure and my family's but although I have published four family books I will not go down that path again but still want what I write out there so I will see how this goes

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