|Photo by Kristen Stieffel.|
Yeah, I put this up every year, despite the inaccuracies.
The same word is used in Luke 22:11 to identify the upper room where Jesus observed Passover with his disciples.And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. (NRSV)
Mind you, it doesn't really matter whether it was a barn or a four-star resort. The apostle John reminds us of the important thing: God put on flesh to dwell with us. Praise be to God.