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"But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons." - Galatians 4:4

PAUL’S TAKE ON CHRISTMAS – PART THREE

Super action heroes have been a part of American culture for a long time.  I believe they’re now referred to as “Super Heroes.”  Whatever the case, these Super Heroes (Batman, Spiderman, Ironman, Incredible Hulk, Superman, etc.) always seem to show up at just the right time.  When it seems like the evil, bad guys are going to win, these guys show up with their supernatural powers, and uncanny timing to save the day!  And I have to admit; there’s something about this that appeals to all of us.  It’s mighty awesome to see good triumph over evil. Especially in this day when we look at the world and evil just seems to be winning over and over again.

The sad thing is these Super Heroes don’t really exist.  They’re just pretend; they’re all fiction.  However, there is a real Super Hero that showed up at the perfect time in history to engage in a battle against the evil that is still wreaking havoc on mankind. He came to literally save the day in a way that saves our lives if we’re willing.

What perfect timing it was that Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem a little over 2,000 years ago! Rome was in charge and ruled by a man named Caesar Augustus. Being incredibly greedy, it was he that called for a census, everyone going to his hometown to register.  For Joseph, who was of the house of David, Bethlehem was his hometown, so he and Mary left to go to Bethlehem.  It was after a 70-mile journey, finding rest only in a barn with the animals, that Mary gave birth, under the law, to her firstborn Son, Jesus. Supernaturally conceived, He is God, but also born of a woman, He is man.  He lived, died, and rose again to pay the penalty for our sin and to offer us forgiveness.  He made it possible for us to become adopted children of God.  You see, Jesus is the only REAL Super Hero.  That is what Christmas is all about and that is why He came.

Have you claimed your inheritance?

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