Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto thee shall surely die.
2 Samuel 12:14
*David sinned by committing adultery and instigating murder.
*But he repented.
*Someone had to pay.
*The innocent child would die instead of David, who was allowed to go free.
*Christ, the innocent child, died in our place so we can go free.
And they came with haste, and found ....the babe lying in a manger.