For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:11-14.
One of the common sight on social media is the pictures of newborn babies. These pictures are trendy for some reasons. It’s also common to see babies swaddled in a particular fabric which usually represents a particular country of birth. It’s a thing of pride for some person to have their baby in this foreign country. This is especially so for those from developing countries like ours. This place of birth gives access to foreign citizenship under the guise of obtaining better medical care during delivery.
The cost is worthwhile to some persons and outrageous to others. Where were you born? What was used to swaddle you as a baby? The place of birth cannot guarantee or preclude greatness. The greatest was born in a manger, surrounded by nature and animals. The name of your hospital of birth does not infuse greatness into your destiny.
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6.
Swaddling is now a recognized method of comfort care and pain relief. Born in a manger in the city of David is Christ the saviour of the world. A lowly birth, a refugee status was the king of kings and Lord of lords. Announced by the heavenly host, worshipped by angels and visited by shepherds. Some have considered the nativity of Christ as a fairy tale but fortunately true; a king is born.
Your birth place may grant you citizenship of a country but encounter with Christ grants citizenship of heaven. The saviour is born, heaven is now accessible to everyone that believes in him. The salvation prepared for all is the baby wrapped in swaddling clothes. The creator determines your status irrespective of your size or stage of life.
“Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.”Luke 2:28-32.
Thank you dear father for the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes which is the saviour and lord Jesus Christ. Heaven has come down to the earth for mortals to have access through the same Jesus Christ.