“And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.”
The angel told the shepherds of a sign that they would find the Baby, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. Jews often require a sign to believe.
They were told He was wrapped in swaddling clothes.
Mary, who had given birth to Him, wrapped Him in clothes that signified His death.
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
He was lying in a manger, surely where no baby had ever laid before.
Much like His tomb.
His first and last days on earth were spent wrapped with His purpose.
The reason He came was and is always evident.
He did not come so that He could live.
He came so that He could die so that we might have eternal life.
“That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.”
“But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”
Why do we wrap the presents we give to those we love?
Perhaps because the Saviour was wrapped up in the purpose of why He came.
1 John 4:10
“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”
Amos 5-9 | Psalm 137
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