Day 22 Celebrating Immanuel
Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. (Luke 2:12 KJV)
What a famous verse of scripture this is…”You shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” But, let’s exchange the word “babe” for some of God’s other titles:
“Ye shall find the Word wrapped in swaddling clothes…” (John 1:14)
“Ye shall find the Christ wrapped in swaddling clothes…”
“Ye shall find the Messiah wrapped in swaddling clothes…”
“Ye shall find the Bread of Life wrapped in swaddling clothes…”
“Ye shall find the Mighty God wrapped in swaddling clothes…”
“Ye shall find the Everlasting Father wrapped in swaddling clothes…”
“Ye shall find the Prince of Peace wrapped in swaddling clothes…”
“Ye shall find the King of Kings and Lord of Lords wrapped in swaddling clothes…”
Oh, the Greatness and Wonder of our Savior, Redeemer, Heavenly Father and Lord…Amen.
Do you know what ingredient is missing in each one of these examples? Pride…You will find NO pride in God…God took upon himself the very flesh of man to die in his place for the sins of the whole world. Had one ounce, one drop, or one speck of pride been a part of God’s Love towards mankind, we would ALL still be lost and without hope…For pride would have never allowed GOD, our Eternal Great Creator, to ever humble Himself enough to be wrapped in swaddling clothes (rags!).
This is why the scriptures teach us that “our” righteousness is as filthy rags in the sight of God!”
But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. (Isaiah 64:6 KJB)
God doesn’t need our self-righteous, haughtiness in any regard…He humbled himself to be wrapped in “rags” at his birth so that you and I could be “wrapped” in His Righteousness! Hallelujah! Amen!
Oh, the amazing birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who came as a babe born in a manger “wrapped” in swaddling clothes… If all of mankind would only realize what God done in giving us His Son who took on the form of God (Immanuel; being interpreted God Dwells Among Us) manifested in the flesh to take your place and my place for the wages of Sin which is eternal death; but the Gift of God is eternal life!
For God So LOVED the world that He GAVE us His only begotten Son, (and you shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes lying in a manger) that whosoever believes in Him shall never perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16).
Want you trust Him today…I know I do…Amen.
Remember, God Loves You!
Lin T Rollins, Author