Week 29 day 7
Finding God in the Mysteries of every day
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Galatians 4:4-5 But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.
(Ancient Water Clock)
In the original Koine` Greek the word here rendered fully, is transliterated pleroma, or “fullness” (KJV, NKJV). The word appears elsewhere in the scriptures, but each time the word presents concepts which to me are mind boggling. In Paul’s letter to the Ephesians for example, he speaks of the fullness of God being in the son and the goal of that same fullness for all believers. Can you really get your head around that?
In this particular instance I cannot help but wonder what the “fullness” of time meant to God. Why then? Why there? Why those individuals? What an amazing mystery. For those of us living today who have seen a few more summers than others we may wonder; “Have we come again to the ‘fullness’ of these times and should we be looking perhaps a little more intensely for the promised return of Messiah Jesus?” Surely, the faithful in every generation since the resurrection have asked this question. Wars, rumors of wars, earthquakes, and virtually every calamity known have been visited upon each age. How long O’ Lord? The song asks. How long indeed?