Why Was Jesus Born in a Barn?

Luke 2:7 (KJV) And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.


Everyone knows Jesus was born in a stable in Bethlehem, but did you ever wonder why? Sure, there was no room in the inn, but God had His choice of anywhere on this earth for His only Son to be born. Why pick a barn?

Kings are born in palaces. Lambs are born in barns.

John 1:29 (KJV) The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.


It must have been pretty confusing. Everyone expected a Messiah--a king. Instead, they got a newborn. When the angels announced the birth of Christ, whom did they tell first? Shepherds. Who better to spread the news of the birth of a Lamb?

In Bible times, a lamb had to be sacrificed to cover the sins of the people. Christ's mission on earth was to shed His own blood and wipe out all sin--forever.

Our Savior was born to die.

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Notable Quote:

"To the artist He is the one altogether lovely, and to the educator He is the Master Teacher. To the philosopher, He is the wisdom of God, and to the lonely He is a brother; to the sorrowful, a comforter;  to the bereaved, the resurrection and the life. And to the sinner He is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world."--John Gerstner
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