STOP AND THINK – The hinge of history is on the door of a Bethlehem stable (Ralph W. Sockman, 20th century radio preacher).

Christmas is just a week away, and we may not have taken time to consider the centrality of Christ’s coming in history. Our calendars are based on the His coming. 2014 A.D. counts the time since His birth. 100 B.C. would point to one hundred years before He came. Indeed, His coming is the hinge of history, so we’d be wise to discover its real meaning.

When the time had fully come, God sent his Son … to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. (Galatians 4:4-5)