I have three questions on the birth of Christ.
1. Why do we say he was born in a stable when the Bible doesn’t make any mention of this?
2. What are swaddling clothes?
3. And what exactly was the sign announced by the angel of a child wrapped in swaddling clothes lying in a manger?
The birth of Christ has a number of extraordinary aspects and your questions touch on some of these. The first is that the Son of God, the King of Kings, was born in such humble surroundings. Surely God in the flesh should have been born in a palace, a castle, or at least a dignified inn. And he should have been laid in a bed or a cot, not in a manger, a feeding trough for animals.