"But when the fullness of time had come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to ransom those under the law, so that we might receive adoption" (Galatians 4:4-5).
In "the fullness of time..." From the beginning of time, after the fall of Adam and Eve, God promised us a Savior that will restore us to the life He intended for us, a life close to Him, a life without sin. A life that is only possible through our free will, our free choice to share in it. From the very instant Adam and Eve used this free will to disobey God and chose death over life, God came up with a loving plan to save us - to reverse this disobedience. God is now setting that plan into motion. The timing is right. Jesus is The One who sets humanity on the right course again, in the right way, and at the right time.
Do I fully accept what God intends for me? Do I trust in God's timing, or do I try to control the outcome? Do I believe that God has a perfect plan for me too?
Dear Lord, thank you for your great Love for us. Even when we rejected you, you didn't reject us. Help me to see that the story of creation is one of Love. You made us out of Love, to share in your Love forever. With no ulterior motive you made us to share in your joy and eternal happiness. Help me to be more mindful this Christmas of the gift of your love, and grant me the grace of becoming a New creation in Christ Jesus, your Son. Amen.