“[Mary] brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger.” Luke 2:7. God the Father, because of love, sent a gift to this world 2,000 years ago. Jesus was wrapped in swaddling cloths and laid in a manger. The shepherds knew He was an amazing gift because an angel announced His birth to them in the middle of the night while they were in their fields. They rushed to see Him and then couldn’t help but share the news of this gift with others. Later many rejected Him, and He was crucified for our sins and buried. But He rose from the tomb and now offers salvation to all who receive Him. God’s gift to the world is the life-giving Savior.