With Christmas almost here, I wanted to share
a precious story I read in my Daily Bread devotional.
It's very fitting for the season we are in.
When we give a fragile gift, we make sure it is marked
on the box that contains it.
The word FRAGILE is written
with big letters because
we don't want anyone to
damage what is inside.
God's gift to us came in the most fragile package:
Sometimes we imagine Christmas day
as a beautiful scene on a postcard,
but any mother can tell you it wasn't so.
Mary was tired, probably insecure.
It was her first child,
and He was born in the most
She "wrapped Him in swaddling cloths,
and laid Him in a manger,
because there was no room for
them in the inn."
A baby needs constant care.
Babies cry, eat, sleep
and depend on their caregivers.
They cannot make decisions.
In Mary's day, infant mortality was high,
and mothers often died in childbirth.
Why did God choose such a fragile
way to send His Son to earth?
Because Jesus had to be like us
in order to save us.
God's greatest gift came in the fragile
body of a baby, but God
took the risk because He loves us.
The more I read this the more the tears flow!
Let us be thankful this Christmas season
for such an amazing gift,
Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!
2 Corinthians 9:15
Blessings to you and yours....