Christmas…It’s not about the sweater

IMG_2765.jpegAre you a part of the ugly Christmas sweater scene?   Whether by accident or by a purposeful and unusual sense of style that you make these fashion choices, wear it bravely!  There are so many ideas about what to wear during the season.  I am seriously into comfort clothing, so if it doesn’t go with my cozy leggings, it usually won’t make it out of the closet.  But there are gatherings and parties where I may feel the need to ramp it up a bit, in keeping with the festivities.

Looking back at the first Christmas, this is the style reporting found in Luke 2:

 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”  Luke 2:11-12

Swaddling cloths…about the simplest form of covering for this newborn baby Savior.

Fighting the need to worry too much about the outside trappings, I am remembering the simplicity of the first Christmas, and the manger filled with hay, and cattle and sheep and unwashed shepherds, and weary parents… and the simple cloths that swaddled the Son of God.


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