“But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons.” Romans 4:7-8. As the expression goes, “Hind-sight is 20/20.” Obviously, God as the Master Strategist selected the moment He did to send His Son into the world to redeem us and make us His own for His own reasons. We can only examine the instant the angel announced the good news of great joy to shepherds keeping watch over their flocks at night and ask—why then? Of course, history from that point, if God had never been born a man to die for man’s sin, would have been entirely different, but Jesus coming today into this postmodern climate would have found no faith at all on the earth and the quirky religion of the ancient Hebrews forgotten. No, before the time could fully come, God needed to establish a promise through Abraham, a people through Israel, and a placeholder through Moses. Through the Remnant had to arise synagogues, the Greeks a language, and the Romans … roads, the Pax Romana, and the cruel killing method of crucifixion. Do you know that His plan was purposeful and for you?

Doug Kashorek
Plattsburgh church of Christ
Plattsburgh, NY

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