The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
The entrance was made smaller during the Ottoman period to stop looters from stealing artifacts from Jesus’ birthplace.
But as we stoop to enter, it also reminds us to approach the Messiah with humility. Hence the nickname, Door of Humility.
It also reminds us that Christmas isn’t about us condescending with jingle bells and sparkly lights to a baby born in a manger. Because the great truth of Christmas is that He condescended in humility to us.
The full glory and power of Heaven poured Himself into a tent of helpless human flesh in the greatest act of humility imaginable. Bc He loved us too much to leave us helpless on our own. And He alone has the power to deliver us from our helplessness.
Yes, the One who poured Himself into human flesh in a manger, ultimately broke out of human death from a grave.
“...the hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.”