The Best Gift
One of the best gifts I’ve ever received was our first baby, born less than two weeks before Christmas (on my birthday). That was and is a wonderful, wonderful gift.
The best gifts we ever get are gifts of family, friends, and loved ones. It’s incredible that we sometimes lose focus on the fact that our friends and families mean the most to us, and we begin to focus on other things — and that’s too bad.
The first text I want to share is Galatians 4:4-7: “But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ (KJV).”
When the fullness of time had come, God sent forth His Son. What an amazing gift! We are talking about the presence of the omnipotent, omnipresent, unchangeable God! It always blows me away to contemplate why He would do it. It’s so incredible—I believe we will study the plan of redemption of the human family throughout the “ceaseless ages of eternity.”
Why would He do it? Why would He leave the beauty of heaven to come and identify with the human family? What great and unfathomable love! When the fullness of time had come, God sent forth His Son. What a gift.
Tied in with this is Romans 8:31: “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”