Mary wrapped the 1st CHRISTmas Present

Mary wrapped the first CHRISTmas present

 

Everyone would agree that mother’s give the best present because she gives it with love and a mother’s love is so precious. With CHRISTmas just around the corner treat yourself by reading the story of Jesus’ birth. Have you ever really stopped as a woman and thought what you would do if you encountered an angel and was presented with such a request. But, Mary didn’t waste any time, she answered, “Behold thy handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.” Now, that’s a mother’s love for her son. She understood the consequences of her answer would be death but, she believed and trusted God. (That could be a whole other topic – trusting God’s word over circumstances.)

When Jesus was born, Mary wrapped Him in swaddling clothes. In reaching Jewish custom swaddling clothes were bandages that were wrapped around a new born child. The rank of the child was indicated by the splendor and costliness of these bands. Some used fine shawls or scarfs and the less fortunate used common cloth. I believe the swaddling clothes were colorful because everything about God is colorful. Could it be that’s why we use colorful wrapping paper at CHRISTmas?

So you see, Mary wrapped the first and best CHIRSTmas present. Merry CHRISTmas.

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About Brenda Scruggs

Brenda studied journalism in high school which stirred her imagination into putting words on paper. Years later, she read an author’s interview that awakened the creativity that laid inactive. She gathered her thoughts and laid her pen to paper and hasn’t stopped. Brenda loves to create stories in either Contemporary or Historical settings that take the reader on travels of conflicts and suspense with a flavor of romance. Her characters are strong and determined while facing oppositions that could alter their way of life. She is married and lives in Tennessee. She takes pleasure in watching television with her husband, eating Mexican food and scribbling her thoughts on paper. She is the author of, “The Chocolatier.” A delightful story of romance that is sure to melt your heart as you swirl through the pages relishing Charlene and Charles encounter. Brenda writes creative and enjoyable stories, devotions and games that are inspiring and uplifting that reveals how God works secretly in the lives of her characters. Brenda has been published in the Judson Press. – devotional. http:/brendascruggs.wordpress.com
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