“Now I say that the heir, as long as he is a child,
does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of all”
– Galatians 4:1 –

In chapter 4 of Galatians, Paul presented two analogies: that of the heir and that of the two sons. The apostle said that “when the fullness of time had come” (Gal. 4:4), God sent Jesus Christ to rescue us and give us salvation.

When that happened, the world was at peace, under just one government. Travel by land and sea was relatively safe and fast. There was a universal language: Greek, and the Holy Scriptures of the Old Testament were available in Greek. Many were dissatisfied with their religious beliefs and eager for the truth about life and human destiny.

The Jews were scattered everywhere, and in spite of their imperfections, they gave witness of the true God. They went to Jerusalem from all over the world and when they returned, they could take with them the news of the coming of the Messiah. The truth is that God could not have chosen a better place or time to deliver the message of the gospel to the world in that period and place of history.

The Lord rescues us and adopts us as His children. Rescue literally means “to buy and redeem from servitude or slavery.” Together with the most important work of rescuing people from sin, Christ’s fulfillment of the types of the ceremonial system also freed the Jews from the additional obligation of that system and the curse that fell on all those who sought salvation by fulfilling their own requirements.

In the capital of a South American city, while the trash was being collected one night, a shocking story took place. The garbage truck had a garbage compactor. The public servants were walking and running by the truck and carrying the trash bags. Suddenly, when one of them was about to throw one more bag into the truck, he felt some faint movements. He opened the bag and was alarmed to discover a little baby just a few weeks old.

The madness of this world blinded someone to leave that baby on the verge of death. Fortunately, she was helped and taken to the hospital. Thus, they saved her life, and she was adopted by the very person who had rescued her and named her Miracles.

The devil has put us all in this dark world of sin
in order to compact and destroy us. However, in the fullness of time,
our Sin Collector became the Rescuer of our lives
and the Adopter of our existence.

There is no greater miracle or commitment of love so great
than to live for the One who came to give us life in abundance.

Do you consider yourself a Miracle? Be blessed…