When the fullness of time was come God sent forth his Son*
I am reminded at Christmas of how incredible God’s plan has been for those who call Jesus their Savior. In the garden the first promise of the coming Christ was made to Adam and Eve. For generations God’s people waited, always hoping that the day of salvation would come soon. When Noah entered the ark, it was God preserving His promise. When Abraham was given a son, the promise was renewed. His children endured slavery as they awaited a deliverer. David sang about his coming, the prophets promised that it was still to be. Then, finally, after more time than any human thought it would be, the angels proclaimed His arrival to the shepherds.
He came as a poor baby. Mary, Joseph, and a few shepherds were the only ones allowed to welcome the Messiah, the Deliverer, to the planet He had created. And so it continues, only the humble can come to Him. He, the King of the universe seeks our hearts to be His domain.
As our celebration of Christmas continues, remember that when we trust Him for our salvation we proclaim Him the King. Or, as the Christmas carol might put it, “our soul feels its worth.” As the ACA family celebrates the birth of the King, I hope that all who read this will ponder whether they belong to Christ. Remember the words of John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son that whoever believes in him will not perish, but have everlasting life.”