He lies in the manger.  Notice here that nothing but Christ is to be preached throughout the whole world.  What is the manger but the congregations of Christians in the churches to hear the preaching?  We are the beasts before this manger; and Christ is laid before us upon whom we are to feed our souls.  Whoseover goes to hear the preaching, goes to this manger; but it must be the preaching of Christ.  Not all mangers have Christ neither do all sermons teach the true faith.  There was but one manger in Bethlehem in which this treasure lay, and besides it was an empty and despised manger in which there was no fodder.  (Luther's Church Postil - Christmas Day - p. 151)

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