At Just the Right Time, God Sent His Son
Galatians 4:1-5

Even though the child will someday inherit and control all the riches of the family, before he becomes a legal adult he is treated no differently than a slave (Gal 4:1-2)

God determined that all mankind would be treated as immature children and kept under guard until the exact moment He had planned (Gal 4:3)

The Christmas Story in a Nutshell: When the fullness of time came...God sent His Son to be born of a woman and born as a Jew under the Law (Gal 4:4)

The Purpose of the Christmas Story: That He might redeem us - set us free from our bondage - and that we might receive adoption as "sons" and heirs (Gal 4:5)

Let us be more joyful and grateful this Christmas as we remember the purpose for Jesus' coming
and the ultimate gift He gave to us: real freedom & adoption as sons and heirs!