Details Matter

S: And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger. Luke 2:12 (ESV)

O: Why shepherds? And why mention the swaddling cloths? Here’s what I discovered: it is believed that these particular shepherds were responsible for raising the sacrificial Passover lambs. “So, these so-called “Levitical shepherds” would wrap up the lambs in swaddling clothes to protect them. This is, of course, noteworthy, as it shows that the swaddling would have been an important connection point for the shepherds,” (source).

You are a God of details. Everything You do, and speak, is with ordered purpose.

All clues revealing Your hand in all of it.

Like leaving breadcrumbs to find the Truth. To find You.

A: I am in awe. I know my human mind can never fully grasp it all, but I am amazed every time I catch a glimpse of why You did something the way You did – even knowing I can’t comprehend all of it.

P: Help me to keep discovering Your truths, God. Let my heart be comforted by the fact that details matter to You – even the details of my own life. Thanks for all the clues You leave behind to help us learn more and more about Who You are. I love You, Lord.

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