And that’s the way it was with us before Christ came. We were like children; we were slaves to the basic spiritual principles of this world. But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children. Galatians 4:3-5, NLT
We’re almost there. You have been so patient. I’m really quite impressed that you’ve stayed with me to the end.
I chuckled when I read this morning’s text. Who among us can’t relate to the fullness of this season? Our schedules are full. Our houses are full. Our bellies are over-full. About the only thing no longer full is our wallet or checking account. (Insert sad face here.)
But the fullness or right on timeness that Paul is writing to the Galatians about has nothing to do with this and everything to do with God’s perception of time.
We look at Christmas and I imagine our thoughts resonate with Joseph’s:
If we were in charge, we would have picked a different time, a different way…and we would have missed it…and messed it up.
God’s ways don’t make sense. But that’s probably because we don’t think like he does.
He knows best: when and how.
PRAYER: God, you who created time, who are over time, yet in and all the way through it…be born in us today. Amen.