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Thanks for sticking with us! We are now on our third installment of The 7 Misconceptions of Christmas. Yesterday we proposed the idea that there was no wooden manger. (Too busy to find yesterday’s email? No worries, we have it HERE for you!) Today’s focus is on the significance of Jesus’ clothes and His future work.
Misconception #3 – Swaddling Cloths/Clothes
Wrapping a baby in strips of cotton cloth was an oriental custom. But there’s more to the swaddling strips of cloth than tradition reveals. The lambs that were to be sacrificed were often kept in stone caves or in homes. They were wrapped in strips of cloth to protect them when brushing up against stone or anything else that might have bruised or blemished the lamb. It is very likely that the strips of cloth were removed from one of the lambs and wrapped around the baby Jesus—the true sacrificial Lamb of God!
* Watch for tomorrow’s segment of the 7 Misconceptions as we look at Misconception #4 - Peace On Earth
The holiday season is a time for family gathering and celebration. The focus of the Christmas season is the birth of our Savior—when God Himself physically stepped into our world to heal the brokenhearted and set the captive free.
We are pleased to offer you and your family the opportunity to gather ’round and enjoy two Lamplighter Theatre audio dramas for free. This is a great season to share gifts, and we want to share this with you. We hope you will share this page with your friends and family. Thank you for your prayers and support.
Great books for dads! The Giant Killer is a great family read-aloud. They will be encouraged to be like the hero Fides as he fights the enemies of Sloth, Selfishness, Hate, and Pride. Dads will be challenged to wear the breastplate of righteousness and carry the sword of the Spirit as they engage in the adventures of Ned Franks: The One-Armed Sailor! Dads will feel as though they are walking alongside Daniel and his faithful friends as they experience momentous challenges in Exiles in Babylon.
These three stories will encourage, challenge, and comfort. Moms will be encouraged to become more acquainted with Christ as they meet Bridgette waiting for Him as a bride awaits her bridegroom. They will be challenged to be like Rhonda as she meets with opposition and trials from every direction, even from within herself. Moms will find comfort as they read about Rosalie who finds solace in the words of a gentle old man who gives her a picture of a Shepherd who loves and cares for her. The Secret Bridge, On the Edge of a Moor, and A Peep Behind the Scenes are perfect gifts for mothers.