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REMEMBER THE WRAPPING

Our Daily Bread - Wednesday, December 22, 2016
by RBC Ministries
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REMEMBER THE WRAPPING

READ:
Philippians 2:5-11

But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
-Philippians 2:7

THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Micah 6-7
Revelation 13

At our house some Christmas events are the same each year. Among them is my wife Martie’s appeal to the kids and grandkids as they attack their gifts: “Save the paper, we can use it next year!” Martie loves to give nice gifts, but she also appreciates the wrapping. Presentation is part of the beauty of the gift.
It makes me think of the wrapping Christ chose when He came as a redemptive gift to rescue us from our sinful selves. Jesus could have wrapped Himself in a mind-boggling show of power, lighting up the sky with His presence in a celestial show of glory. Instead, in a beautiful reversal of Genesis 1:26, He chose to wrap Himself “in the likeness of men” (Philippians 2:7).
So why is this wrapping so important? Because, being like us, He is no stranger to our struggles. He experienced deep loneliness and the betrayal of a dear friend. He was publicly shamed, misunderstood, and falsely accused. In short, He feels our pain. As a result, the writer of Hebrews tells us that we can “come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).
When you think of the gift of Jesus this Christmas, remember to keep the “wrapping” in mind! – Joe Stowell
Lord, thank You for wrapping Yourself in our likeness!
Remind us that You understand our struggles and that we can confidently take advantage of the mercy and grace You offer to make us victorious.


Don’t disregard the wrapping of the best Christmas gift of all.




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