16 Dec


Yes the original Christmas Present Came Wrapped with a whole lot of meaning these swaddling clothes.

While considering this picture above last year,having read Stu Epperson’s Christmas Book, First words of Jesus this year, God took me deeper. Why the swaddling? Why would the Shepherds think this was unique?

I believe we can find some answers in the only other place in the Bible that talks about Swaddling clothes and in this case we hear how God feels about them. Ezekiel 16:4 As for your nativity, on the day you were born your navel cord was not cut, nor were you washed in water to cleanse you; you were not rubbed with salt nor wrapped in swaddling cloths.

Babies that were abandoned not wanted, not FAVORED or the APPLE of Their Father’s Eye, in other words disgraced babies were not swaddled. Now lets look at how cool swaddling really is, especially Mary’s.

Traditional thoughts on swaddling as an oriental Jewish girl back in the day, young Mary likely used cloths she spun herself for her wedding booth. Swaddling as a result showed that the baby was a result of a loving marriage union of a very wanted son, in this case more wanted than any the world would ever know. However she did it, no doubt the reason the shepherds would have marveled was the contrast. It’s easy to see why an unwanted baby would be in a feeding trough, but not a precious wanted son who had been carefully and no doubt beautifully swaddled.

Great gifts deserve a great wrapping don’t you think. Yes, Jesus would be wrapped again very carefully in the most remarkable event in human history, the unwrapping of that gift on Easter Morning, He’s ALIVE, He has RISEN is the original Christmas Gift that keeps on giving.

This year marks 2020 years according to the Jewish calendar, 3758 the original Christmas Year till this year 5778…SO, lets throw a Birthday Party Jesus  will love… The more  the merrier,  Jesus has some great wrapping for all those who attend… Yes we need to get our swaddle on, we are beloved, we are chosen and, wanted the result of a loving Marriage to come, don’t miss it.

So as we wrap those presents this year, consider what that wrapping really will feel like in the Kingdom and give good gifts to show those we love like our heavenly Father who loves to give good well wrapped gifts.

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Robby Dilmore his radio name itself is an oxymoron (Christian Car Guy). Robby started working in car dealerships back in 1971, (over forty years ago), washing cars. He went from car washer to service, parts, sales and eventually worked up to Dealer Principle of a Chrysler Dodge Jeep Store in 1998, where he was when God called him to start The Christian Car Guy Radio Show in January 2006. One of Robby’s greatest joys is sharing devotions with the residents of Somerset Assisted Living in Mockville, NC behind his former dealership and Charing the CBMC (Christian Business Men’s Committee) there. He also has rejoiced in teaching the Special Needs Sunday School Class at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston Salem for many years. Robby has seen first hand the good the bad and the ugly of automobile service, parts, sales and finance business, and now The Lord has provided him with a chance to help folks around the world. The Christian Car Guy Radio Show is syndicated nationally on 27 radio stations with live streaming on the internet and podcasting available on ITunes and over 30 other outlets. His 30 second helpful tips feature, Stayin on The Highway is now also syndicated. Robby also hosts Kingdom Pursuits, another one hour live show on Saturdays that signed on in 2008 across the Truth Network. Robby has been interviewed for the Christian Car Guy perspective across hundreds of other radio outlets including the Fox Radio Network, Financial Life Line, The G. Gordon Liddy, and Lars Larson radio shows even a National TV appearance on Fox and Friends.The Christian Car Guy Web site provides Godly counsel with hundreds of articles on everything from gas saving tips to how to be a four stroke Christian. Robby’s articles have been quoted in blogs from the Los Angles Examiner to The Autoblog.NL Germany’s most popular Automotive Blog. Robby has been married over 25 years to his wife Tammy and has four Children, Leslie Brad, Robby III, Tess and Mariah, they are members of Calvary Baptist Church in Winston Salem Robby Loves to Speak locally in North Carolina as well as across The Country to have Robby at your event email him @ or call Robby @ 336-909-2779 Mailing Address: Truth Broadcasting Attention: Robby Dilmore 4405 Providence Lane Suite D Winston Salem, NC 27106

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