Wrapped in Love

Written by Sister Betty D'Orazio on Tuesday, December 15, 2015. Posted in Special Series

Wrapped in Love

Today's post is part of a special series of Christmas articles. Each writer was given a photo and tasked with writing a spiritually minded article inspired by that image. Sister Betty's picture is "Home for Christmas" by Norman Rockwell, 1955. 

"Oh, that hug felt so good … Merry Christmas Mom and Dad!"

Family is so important, whether it’s the holidays, or just a normal visit or get-together. And hugs mean love. The picture shows smiles, happiness, and "I am so glad you are here." It evokes a lifetime of memories for me. Christmas is a time of laugher, presents, food, decorations, and the list goes on.

And then I think, “Wait a minute, what about someone who has no family?" Who then wraps them in love?

When I separate "Christ" and "mas," I find the real meaning. Our Savior was born, and that morning star brought salvation by His dying on the cross so that we may live again with Him.

He is the One who will wrap them in love.

We all benefit from His blanket of love. I want to take the true spirit of Christ –mas and reach out to others with kindness, giving of myself. In a nutshell, Christ said it all, “Love God above all, and your neighbor as yourself.”

Editor's Note: Post a comment telling about a time when you felt a "hug" from the Lord.

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Comments (3)

  • Sharon Sloan

    Sharon Sloan

    15 December 2015 at 01:15 |
    Beautiful article. We all have been wrapped in Christ's love. Praise God.


  • Linda Scolaro

    Linda Scolaro

    15 December 2015 at 08:17 |
    Beautiful blog, Sister Betty. In response to the editor's note, while grieving after the Lord took my father home to his spiritual reward, I felt the Lord grip my heart. Only He was able to comfort my pain of the void I felt within me. It was as if the Lord hugged my heart. Our Lord must have felt the same pain when His son died on the cross.


  • Teri-Lyn Tunno

    Teri-Lyn Tunno

    16 December 2015 at 21:51 |
    Loved the blog!! There have been so many times when I have felt a hug from the Lord. Each are so very special from when I was scared about a storm to when I was without a job. Each time, He used various ways whether it was blessing me with a hymn with the perfect words, a huge rainbow, the sun breaking through storm clouds, or someone out of the blue walking up to me and giving me a hug. The Lord is the VERY BEST when it comes to hugs!!! :)


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