Saturday, December 25, 2010

Knowing God - Luke 2:12

Ye shall find the babe
wrapped in swaddling clothes,
lying in a manger
Luke 2:12
 
"To swaddle" is "to tie tight, to bind."
 
Traditionally, only two types of bodies were ever swaddled -- a new born infant and a dead man in grave clothes.
 
Christmas is a sweet day with the fragrance of a new born babe. But take a moment to contemplate also the trajectory of this young life. From the moment Jesus first drew breath, he was bound for death.
 
The same is true for you and me. From the moment we first draw breath, we are bound for death. It is inevitable ... except not. Because this babe gave his life, our life never has to end.
 
Christmas is Easter. Your sins are forgiven. And the joy with which every child greeted this day is the joy you can greet each morning of eternity.
 
In Christ's Love,
a guy who's been swaddled
in blessings this year
(Merry Christmas!)

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