“And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” –
“As a child I had thought manger was a synonym for crib. I remembered my surprise at learning that a manger is a box made to hold food for animals, a feeding trough! The heavenly fare offered in the manger was not only eternal but capable of lifting us to God. How fitting that Mary should cradle her son, the Bread of Life, in a manger.” – Sherrie Johnson
This Day in LDS History
1918: The Church holds a special fast to petition the Lord to end a worldwide influenza epidemic that had killed over twenty-one million people in four months.
1945: Having received permission from U.S. president Harry S. Truman to send aid to the Saints in war-torn Europe, the First Presidency assigns Elder Ezra Taft Benson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles to go immediately to Europe to assess the spiritual and temporal needs of the thirty thousand members of the Church there.