At Christmas we can pay a lot of attention to the wrapping. Even the ugliest of gifts can be wrapped in beautiful paper and adorned with a lovely bow. Yet inside all the wrapping is still something less than desirable.
One of the amazing things about Jesus coming to earth is the fact that He came wrapped in human flesh and bone to identify with us. He came to know what it’s like to live in a human tabernacle. He felt joy and sorrow, and the whole array of emotions in between because He put on this “wrapping”. His reasons for doing so we’re not just to sympathize, though.
Jesus ultimately came in human form to die on the cross for us so that we would no longer have to worry about wrapping ourselves in our own righteousness. Like Adam and Eve, we try to cover up and hide, but God will not have that. Instead God unwrapped them from their shabby attempt to cover themselves and clothed them Himself. Ultimately God sent Jesus to die on the cross for us, in our place so that we could be wrapped in His righteousness.
This holiday season, let God unwrap you from all your fears, failings and sin and re-wrap you in Jesus!
“At that moment their eyes were opened, and they suddenly felt shame at their nakedness. So they sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves.
And the Lord God made clothing from animal skins for Adam and his wife.”
Genesis 3:7, 21 NLT