I Can Haz Blankie?

Date: 8/28/2009
Jesus lies  in the manger, reaching out to his parents

Iz cold out here!

I think that Mary and Joseph would have been caressing Jesus and hugging him very close to keep Him warm and show their love and affection.   At the very least, we know that He was wrapped in swaddling clothes.  

Jesus reaches out to each of us as well--He wants us to hang on to Him tightly, be intimately in touch with Him, not simply adoring Him at a distance. 

I always think this exact thing when I see the baby laying there!