“But when the time fully came, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, . .” Galatians 4:4

What wonderful news! This awesome announcement was made on the day when Jesus was born to Mary in the little town of Bethlehem on the outskirts of Jerusalem. Mary was engaged to Joseph of the line of David, but it was by the power of the Holy Spirit that Mary, who was a virgin, conceived and gave birth to Jesus, the promised Saviour of the world. This was the promise that God made to Adam and Eve after they had sinned against God, right at the dawn of creation.

Yes, it took many thousands of years before the promise was fulfilled. What may be a delay to us is no delay to God! God had an appointed time, and when the time fully, the promise became a reality. Whatever God promises, it will always come true, in His time!

Jesus was born of a woman to show His total identification with the human race, sinful though it may be. He was born under the law so that by His perfect obedience to the Father He may fulfill all the requirements of the law. In doing so He lifts up all who are united with Him by faith into freedom from the Law. “Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes” (Rm.10:4).