The Fullness of Christmas, in His Time

4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.
– Galatians 4:4-5

“Fullness of time,” – those are the words of the Holy Spirit by the pen of the Apostle Paul to describe the perfectness of the timing of God the Father in sending forth His Son. It was the right time. It was the time He would make all those who trust in Him members of His family. All those who knew of His promises had been waiting since God had spoken the words of Genesis 3:15 when he said one day One would be born of a woman to crush the head of the Serpent. Even then, it was known that God’s promised One would not come and defeat Satan without cost. He would be wounded, because sin is that serious. When man fell, he was broken, and only God could fix him. So one night in Bethlehem God became flesh and made his dwelling among men so that man could live forever with him, and it was all in His time.

I’ve been thinking about time a lot in the last 48 hours. It is now apparent that when Cheryl and I were driving into my home town on Tuesday, the tornado was passing to our right and to the north just a couple miles away. We pulled into the main thoroughfare through town minutes after major destruction had taken place. We had stopped just a few minutes up the road to fill our tank with gas. Had we not done so, most likely, we would have been in the middle of the storm. His timing is perfect. Trust His timing. Wait on Him. “When the fullness of time had come God sent forth His Son.”

Please continue to pray for all those who are recovering, but in the midst of so much recovery there is also much rejoicing. Praise be to God’s Son Jesus. We pray that your family has a joy filled Christmas.

Merry Christmas,

Pastor John and Cheryl

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