When The Time Had Fully Come
Television producers could have broadcast your birth via the CNN ticker. “This just in: Reports of Bright Lights over Bethlehem!”
Newspaper editors could have run headlines in 72-point type:
“Angels declare: Savior is here!”
Like modern-day shepherds, we could have spread the news of Your birth over
You could have been born tens (or hundreds) of years earlier, in the middle of the silent age. Your people bent over — face to ground —begging for You. The prophets spoke of a coming dynasty, a forever King, a triumphant Prince of Peace, whose name would be Wonderful. They foretold of You.
But You were neither too late nor too early.
You came with the dawn of redeeming grace. On a starry night in Bethlehem, “
Love came down at Christmas.
Bread of Life was birthed in a feed trough.
Forgiveness came in a wooden cradle, fulfilled on a wooden cross.
Unto us, a Savior …
Merry Christmas from our home to yours.
“But when the time had fully come,
God sent his Son,
born of a woman, born under law,
to redeem those under law
so that we might receive the full rights of sons.”
— Galatians 4:4-5
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And a Merry Christmas to you and yours, miss Jennifer!
Your words, your heart, your sharing, your caring, all reflect His love. I thank you kindly ma'am for all you have given me.
Merry Christmas, Jennifer!
Merry Christmas Jennifer! So thankful for God's love for us. May we keep Jesus at the center of our celebration.
I also wanted to tell you that I wrote a post on a Norwegian American Christmas on Heart Choices at http://www.heartchoices.com/2010/12/vr-sa-god.html.
Thanking and praising God that he sent his son for us! Thank you for the reminder of his infinite love. Wishing you and yours a very Merry, Happy, Blessed and Wonderful Christmas time together!
"Neither too late, nor too early." For sure. Love your words and encouragement. Merry Christmas!
Like! Merry CHRISTmas!
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Awesome! Merry Christmas to you and your family, Jennifer.
Yes – He is always right on time.
Merry Christmas Jennifer.
You have been a gift in my life this year. Thank you for your kind words and inspiring posts. You bless.
Merry Christmas sweet Jennifer!
Merry Christmas … may we continually find bits of hay from a manger clinging to our lives. Oh the goodness. Oh the love. Oh the rejoicing going on in our lives today and for eternity.
There is A WAY in a manger,
Smiling. Perfect headline, Ms. Journalism professor.
But…you get the story just right. Enjoy the remainder of this beloved season, Jennifer. Blessings.