December 5: Born of a Woman

“When the time came to completion, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.” – Galatians 4:4-5

It is in these verses we see the humanity and divinity of Jesus.

“God sent his Son” – Jesus is the eternal Son of God, which means that he exists forever and he is from God. Jesus was not created by human hands. He is the fullness of God.

“Born of a woman” – Jesus was not created from dust like Adam. He was not pulled out of man’s side like Eve. Jesus was born of a woman, which makes him human.

God came down and wrapped himself in skin, bones, and muscle. The Holy One, different from us in every way, became one of us. He did this “so that we might receive adoption as sons.”

We cannot invite ourselves into God’s family. We cannot become God’s children by making ourselves clean and moral. We cannot become more like God on our own, so God had to become like us. He became the Son of Man so that we could become sons and daughters of God.

Ladies, God is not a far-off rule-maker. God is a near-by Savior-man. God came all the way near to us. He was born of a woman. What could be closer than that?