Away in a manger

She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger. Luke 2:7

When He was born Jesus,  the Bread of life,  was laid in an empty feed trough. He came to nourish our starving souls and fill our empty hearts. He came to be broken for us, symbolized by the bread we break at the Communion table.

Be near me, Lord, Jesus, I ask thee to stay, close by me forever…