“So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. 7 And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a [a]manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” Luke 2:6-7 (NKJV)
Jesus, the incarnate God, slept on His first night on earth, in the place where food for animals was placed. Scripture does not tell us what and how much Mary understood, but she placed Him in a prophetic place. “I am the Bread of life,” He declared 30 years later (John 6:35). Jesus miraculously fed 5,000 people once and another time 4000 people. He is the real image of the supernaturally falling manna, which fed the people of Israel, about 2.5 million people, every morning for 40 years. Jesus knew what ‘daily bread’ means. But more than that, “the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” (John 6:33 NKJV). Jesus came for the hungry in their soul and seekers of truth, love, forgiveness, fulfillment and purity. When he met the woman caught in adultery, he nourished her empty heart, and did not condemn her (John 8:11). He gave Nicodemus the teaching he needed (John 3:5), He healed all the sick who came to Him and declared that this is the “bread of the children” (Matthew 15:26). He fed the rich young ruler with the truth about himself (Mark 10:21), while heart of the father of a demonized boy was filled with a food of faith (Mark 9:23-24). Jairus, the father of a dying girl, received courage and confidence (Luke 8:50). In all the years of public ministry, Jesus did not deny anyone who came to Him and satisfied the everyone’s hunger according to their needs and their quest.
Jesus Christ has given us and broken Himself for us, so that anyone who believes in Him may be filled with His goodness (Jeremiah 31:14).