Advent counting down to Christmas – Day 11

11th December. A Room with Animals in it

The people Mary and Joseph were staying with in Bethlehem had a full to bursting house,  “the Bible tells us that “there was no guest room available” (Luke 2:7b)  and then gives us a clue, “she laid him in a manger” (Luke 2:7a) that Mary and Joseph were given space where the animals were kept.  In those days, poorer families often kept their animals in a room in their house (you can call it a stable but it was most likely in the house)  and that is probably where Mary and Joseph stayed., which is what our picture illustrates today.