1. There is a Scarlet Thread through Scripture
– Every story in Scripture whispers Christ’s name
– The common theme that brings all of the Bible together is the atonement
2. Foreshadowing Swaddling Bands
– There is a repetition of the idea of Jesus being wrapped in cloths in both verses 7 and 12
– When something is repeated that closely in Scripture, it means we should pay attention!
– The lambs used for sacrifices in the temple were raised in Bethlehem!
3. Jesus was Born to Die and his Death Gives us Life!
– The only reason we can celebrate Christ’s birth is because of his death and resurrection. He died so we could live.
– He gives us the incredible gift of eternal life!