The birth of Jesus has been called the “first Christmas” and the account of His birth known as the “Christmas story”.
I have been preaching through the epistle to the Galatians at MGF for the last couple of months.
In the last message before Christmas I was at the start of Galatians 4 and was surprised and encouraged to read the “Christmas story” in verses 4 and 5.
The first thing we can take form this verse is that the birth of Jesus was God’s plan for mankind.
He needed a way to deal with sin, He needed to reconcile man to Himself and Jesus was to be the way.
Jesus is indeed the way, and also the truth and the life, and only through Jesus can mankind come into relationship with Father God (John 14 v 6).
God’s plan was for man to come into His family through faith in Jesus, it was always to fulfil Genesis 12 v 3.
This was His plan and He put it into operation through Jesus.
The Word says God sent Jesus “when the fullness of time was come” (Galatians 4 v 4).
This shows to me that God had a plan and Jesus was sent when everything was ready for Him to come; this happened in God’s timing.
There are lots of things that God has delegated to us, but when Jesus came (and when He is coming back) always was in God’s timing.
When the time was right God sent forth His Son.
His Son was born as a man, and God came to earth in the form of flesh (Isaiah 9 v 6 and John 1 v 14).
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that Jesus came and thank you that your plan was for our reconciliation through Jesus”.
Galatians 4 v 4…..But when the fullness of time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem then that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons