Swaddled

Is the manger scene more than we realize?  

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. (Luke 2:7, KJV)

Baby Jesus is wrapped in swaddling clothes. Luke 2:12 states quite clearly that this is a sign for the shepherds.

And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. (Luke 2:12, KJV)

When offering sacrifices, the people needed a lamb without blemish. Your lamb shall be without blemish. (Exodus 12:5, KJV)

To make this happen, the shepherds had to take special care of that baby lamb. It was wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a food trough away from the other sheep; so that it would be a lamb without blemish.

This indeed was a sign meant clearly for the shepherds who would be the very first to see the Lamb of God, as a baby in a manger. They clearly understood the sign.

And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them. (Luke 2:20, KJV)

Prayer-Thank you God, again we say thank you for your plan of salvation for adopting us into the family of believers. Amen.

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