Matthew begins the story letting us know that His lineage was traced back 28 generations and that he would have His own star according the Micah the prophet. Herod talked with the Wise Men in secret to ascertain what “time” the “star” appeared. Time, seems to be imbedded in the Christ story.
Paul captures the wonder of it all with this:
“But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.” Galatians 4:4-5.
Paul is saying that Christ was born on schedule, the schedule determined prior, a long time to be sure. The action was initiated by God using the agency of Mary, The Virgin, with the express purpose of redeeming the fallen of Adam’s race via the offering of God. The redemption is so complete that those who accept the offer are taken in as full-fledged Children of the Highest, with the all the privileges of Joint Heirs with Jesus Christ.
The above described exchange takes place in what is called time, that temporary slot slipped into eternity for a brief expanse.
The Birth of Jesus Christ is a miracle and most of the things concerning Him are miraculous. This is to prepare us for the miracle of His death on the cross, where He dismissed His spirit at exactly the correct time in the divine plan. He, Christ, had assured His followers that no man could take His life, but that He in accordance with Father’s will, laid it down as a gift to whosoever would accept it.
Then comes His resurrection from the dead. The gospel, the good news teaches that the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ is essential in the accomplishment of salvation of sinners. To deny any part of this marks the person as perhaps religious, but still in the lost Adamic condition.
The above took place in time, God’s time, but time nonetheless. During this very busy season, it will make sense to set aside time, time to worship, as did the Wise Men.
Copyright © 2016 Larry Lilly
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