Some seasons are harder than others. No matter what you may be facing today, be encouraged by the wisdom and perspective of Heidi Viars as I am . . . .
There, on top of my dresser sits painting a friend painted years ago in return for a favor. It depicts an open empty tomb and a light beam shining on Christ’s burial cloths. Today, as I passed the picture, the sight of the burial cloth struck me and reminded me of the cloths that Mary used when she wrapped Jesus up after His birth.
I couldn’t help but ponder the connection between the two types of linen.
Christ inserted Himself into this fallen world, making Himself a servant and in many ways dependent on His own creation. After His birth as well as after His death, Jesus was cold and in need of being wrapped. He did not let this dependency constrain Him, but showed us what perfect love should look like. We, too (from the moment we come into the world, to the very moment we breathe our last)…
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