She gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. Luke 2:7 (Full context: Luke 2:1-7)
Do you know why we swaddle babies?
-To keep them secure,
-To keep them warm,
-To keep them safe (even from their tiny fingers scratching their face.)
Baby Jesus, even as a newborn, brought all of his loving tenderness, to us, in human form. A joy for the present and hope for tomorrow and forevermore.
“Let all the angels of God worship him!” Hebrews 1:6
He continues to reach out in love, to redeem all of mankind.
Thank you Lord for sending your son, as a newborn child. Thank you for your redemptive act of dying on the cross, that we can be saved from sin, error or evil. He loved us so much that he bought us our Freedom.
By sending his son, he showed us the depth of his love. Later he died to cleanse us from the stain of sin.
‘Christ is our better hope.’ Hebrews 7:1
Ornament Credit: Mandi Lewis and family