“You shall find an Infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.” (Luke 2:12) This was given as a sign by the angel. a sign that this was somebody special, that this was who they were looking for. In other words, this was a little out of the ordinary. What, then, does the Lord’s birth portend? He, the creator and Lord of all, unlimited power and majesty, born in a stable. And hardly a stable at that, we are told, a hollow on the side of a cave, exposed to the elements. Born in obscurity, only the cloths of the poor to be wrapped in. If the birth of a King is commensurate to his dignity or his kingship, then what can we say about the birth of Jesus? He has come to rule the humble.