Thursday, December 15, 2011

Advent Reflection #18

The rest of the New Testament doesn't make many references to the birth of Jesus in the manger, the magi, the shepherds, or even to Mary.  Where does it?  Galatians 4:4-5.  "But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who are under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons."  Law is either the law of sin in Paul's writings or the law of Moses. 

The authors of Scriptures do not want us to get so caught up in the story that we miss the consequences.  In Acts, Peter's first sermon, he says, "Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles,wonders, and signs, which God did through Him in your midst as you yourselves also know--" and his birth is one of them.

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