God sending forth His Son is an amazing truth (Galatians 4 v 4).
Until I have been studying Galatians for my latest series of messages I had not realised that the “Christmas story” is in the middle of this epistle.
Galatians 4 v 4 reminds me of Isaiah 9 v 6.
This is a favourite verse to use in the run up to Christmas, telling us about the coming of Jesus.
Jesus was sent as a Son, this tells us about His divinity (Isaiah 9 v 6).
Paul says a very similar thing in his epistle to the Galatians, telling them that God had sent forth His Son.
Jesus, God in His own right and the agent of Creation (Hebrews 1 v 2), came to this earth knowing that most people would reject Him.
He was rejected then and He is rejected now, yet He still came.
He came, as it was the will of His Father for reconciliation to take place between Him and man.
God wanted to bring man back into relationship with Himself, and Jesus was the route for this to take place.
I still think that it is amazing that Jesus, the Son of God and yet God at the same time came onto the earth that He had created.
This displays His love for every single one of us.
He came to bring reconciliation so that every man would then have the chance to be saved and made righteous; that is love.
He came to suffer so that we could have this; that is love.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you loved me so much that you sent forth your Son to pay the price for my redemption”.
Galatians 4 v 4 and 5…..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