Luke 2:7 KJV — And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
The Bible doesn’t specify what animals were present at the stable.
But it makes sense that there would be.
Leviticus 23:12 KJV — And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto the LORD.
Jesus is the Lamb.
John 1:29 NKJV — The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
His sacrifice paid for sin, once and for all.
So, having a lamb in the Nativity is definitely a wonderful reminder of the sacrifice Jesus gave.
Truly, He was the only One Who could pay for our sin.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You so much for Your sacrifice. Lord, thank You for the humble place of Your birth and how full it is of hints to Who You are and what You were going to do. Truly, everything about Your birth is an inspiration and encouragement. For nothing was out of control then, nor is it now. You are working the will of Your Father, restoring us to a right relationship with You. Thank You! Praise be to Your Holy Name! Amen!