The Manger is the Beginning

Barb Wire

(1 min Audio Report – Faith2Action)


The tree is decorated, the presents are wrapped, for the most part. Your nativity scene is in place ready for the big day–the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus. We see a babe in a manger, but that’s just the beginning of the story. It’s a great introduction to the Good News of the Gospel to use with your family and friends.

Because after Jesus came to the earth as a babe in a manger, there was a cross. It’s not what people put in their yards but it’s the reason why Jesus came. It’s not in any Christmas Carol, but that innocent baby came to be nailed to a cross so we might have life and life abundantly. Because beyond the cross is an empty tomb from a resurrected Savior whose birth we celebrate on Christmas. Merry Christmas from Faith2Action.

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Barb Wire.

Janet Porter
Janet (Folger) Porter is President and Founder of Faith2Action, the nation’s largest network of pro-family groups. Janet authored the first Heartbeat Bill to legally protect unborn babies with detectible heartbeats which inspired Arkansas and North Dakota's Heartbeat Laws--the most protective pro-life laws in the nation. She has authored five books including: The Criminalization of Christianity and hosts a daily radio commentary heard in more than 300 markets. You can follow her on Twitter @Faith2Action.

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