My New Favorite Outfit: God Chose the Stable

Thursday, December 11, 2014

God Chose the Stable

Today I'm continuing my series leading up to Christmas called "God Chose..." Earlier this week I shared how God chose Mary and Joseph and today I'm going to chose how God chose the stable. It's a pretty unlikely place for the Son of God to be born, so I wanted to dig into it a bit.

Luke 2: 1-7 shares the story of Jesus' birth in Bethlehem.  This was actually prophesied nearly 700 years earlier in Micah 5:2. I personally find prophesy like this pretty amazing.  Mary and Joseph ended up in Bethlehem because there was census and everyone needed to return to ancestors home, and Joseph was from the line of David, which was actually another prophecy that was fulfilled from Jeremiah 23:5.

Growing up I always thought it was so strange that Jesus was basically born in a barn.  I remember thinking it was kind that the innkeeper let them stay in the stable, but as an adult I think it's so interesting that God chose the stable as the birthplace for the Savior of the world.

It seems to me that God is making a point that it doesn't matter if you come from humble beginnings, you can still be extraordinary.  Mathew 6:20 comes to mind too.  Years later Jesus stated "But store up for yourselves treasure in heaven..." we can be so focused on "stuff" we sometimes fail to focus on the things that matter.  How we treat people matters, but the "stuff" we accumulate doesn't.

I'm also reminded of something else Jesus said years later in Mathew 6: 25-34 in regards to worrying about tomorrow.  He mentions the birds in the air and the flowers in the field; God takes care of them, so how much more will he take care of us?  It all goes back to the stable, God took care of Mary and Joseph; there was a place for Jesus to be born. God chose the stable.

So, I've already worn this outfit three times.  I'm an obsessive outfit repeater when I wear something I really like. Last year I dragged my feet about buying a pair of brown riding boots.  I already had some great Born ones with a heel, so I was having a hard time justifying flats.  Then I won that DSW contest and got to pick these beauties out for free...I've been wearing them almost daily.  I'm also super crazy about this jeweled sweatshirt from Gordmans.  I had my eye on a few last year, but never bought one....I don't want to take this one off!  Add in the best black pants ever and I'm one happy girl.  I really want them in every color, when it gets cold I don't even want to think about skirts, these are definitely my go-to pants. 

Vest: West Seal similar / Sweat Shirt: Gordmans c/o same / Pants: Target same / Boots: Unisa c/o DSW same / Necklace: Target same / Bracelets: chloe + isabel c/o samesame 

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  1. Oh I have enjoyed and learned a lot from this series "God chose". I also super-love that jewel sweatshirt. The heather gray looks perfectly monochrome with the olive vest. Great layered outfit! I love it.

  2. Coming over from the Mix and Match Fashion Linkup I love this outfit and have similar pieces. I'm going to have to copy this cute look--thanks for the inspiration I had to pin that look.

  3. Such a comfy outfit! You look great as always =)

  4. After going through childbirth a couple times, the thought of having a baby in a barn is just crazy, but Mary did it. It's amazing how our Savior's life started.

  5. Nothing wrong with being a bit of an outfit repeater, and I really love the jeweled sweatshirt!
    Chic on the Cheap

  6. Love the boots and sweater, what a cute combo. Rachel xo

  7. I am really enjoying your God Chose series Ginny. It is so ironic that He selected the most humble place for our savior to be born. I am in love with Chloe and Isabel! Thanks for the introduction! Susan

  8. What an inspiring series and a perfect reminder of the true meaning of the season!! Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful message Ginny. You look so pretty in this outfit, the jewelled shirt is amazing.

  9. Love the's so cute. Great story to share as well. If only everyone took the time to truly understand his birth! I am with you... some of the prophecies are so amazing!

  10. I love the story you shared! It's very insightful! There isn't any way to fully understand the amount of love that Jesus has for us. <3 Love the outfit also! Very pretty.

  11. This sweater is amazing!!! And I love your jewellery - pretty look <3

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