This nativity picture shows animals surrounding Jesus in his manger. They couldn’t keep away from him.
We’re taught in the Bible not to put our hearts where moths and rust can corrupt. Which is to say don’t get tied up in earthly things and material goods.
So what better example than the Son of God finding His first bed a manger? If God cared about fancy things, and wanted us to be in awe of them, Jesus could’ve been sleeping on a bed with a diamond headboard and down pillows. He wasn’t.
The image is part of a picture from the BibleRhymes’ Christmas Story – First Edition children’s Bible story book.
Jesus in His Manger
(15) And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known to us.
(16) And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
(Luke 2: 15-16)