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Luke 2:7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
My mother knew I was coming, too. Even though I couldn’t stay with her and my father and sisters, she wrapped me in the softest blanket in the house before I left for the hospital. Later, my American mother wrapped me in a small blue blanket and held me for an entire trans-continental plane flight because there was no place for me to sit. I rested safely in layers of love.
God’s goodness is like Mary’s swaddling cloths, those precious blankets she put aside and kept close for her baby—always ready to wrap us up and deliver us into love, no matter where we are going, no matter where we are.
MOVING FORWARD: Wrap up in your favorite blanket and read today’s lesson from Luke.