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Messiah Babe

December 26, 2018

Weary travelers, Mary and Joseph have arrived

The time to deliver her babe has come


No room in the Bethlehem inn


No doctors, no nurses

Only local women with room in their hearts to help


Joseph paces outside, the townsmen encouraging him

"Maybe your child will be a son!"

He already knows


Groaning, sweating, straining

Mary gives birth


The women assemble a saltwater bath for the babe

Then Mary swaddles the baby, tightly

In cloths and love


"His name is Jesus," she declares


Jesus, wrapped now in cloths and placed in a manger

Later, wrapped in a linen cloth and laid in a tomb


The angels give the shepherds nearby a sign

"Find the swaddled baby lying in a manger"


 Swaddled babies don't usually sleep in mangers

This one is surely special

They hurry to find him



         Newborn King

         The Jewish Messiah

         The Son of God

         Personal Savior

         Payment for our sins

         God's only begotten son

         Amazing Gift


The shepherds succumb to their instincts

They bow down and worship him

They believe.


Do you?