But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son to be born of a woman, so that he would be born under the law, in order to redeem those under the law, so that we would be adopted as sons. And because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts to shout, “Abba, Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son. And if you are a son, then you are also an heir of God through Christ.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for sending your Son to us at just the right moment; his coming was no random event, and every part of his coming served our salvational purpose. Being born to Mary meant he was both true God and a person like us; he subjected himself to all the laws you had given to your people—the ceremonial, civil, and moral laws. His mission was to live under those laws and love you and others perfectly, always hitting love’s mark. So on the cross, his death repurchased us from our sins. He did that, loving his enemies, and then gave up his life for those who fail at loving you and others—us.
Jesus’ death on the cross means we are restored; he removed sin’s divide between you and us. Everyone who believes in Jesus is given the gift of redemption; through that, we are your adopted children. Faith comes to us by your Spirit, and it is only through faith that we can call you our heavenly Father. As Paul wrote, through the inspiration of your Spirit, “if you are a son, then we are also an heir of God through Christ.”
We thank you for your timeliness and order to restore us and also pray for those who do not know you or trust in Jesus as their Savior. Please use us to share the good news of our inheritance with them. So that through your word and the gospel message, the Holy Spirit would begin faith in them. Amen.
Written through Pastor Roger Emmons
In a chaotic world that appears to be all a matter of chance, God maintains order and organization; he limits the chaos, and at just the right time, he does everything he must do.