“But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children.”
Yesterday, we talked of how God promised that “a virgin would concieve”, bare a Son and name Him “God with us”-“IMMANUEL”! We’ll look at other prophecies about Jesus’ birth, but I read this in a devotional called “Advent, a journey to Christmas” (Church of the Highland), and thought I’d share it with you.
“In 1958, renowned mathematics and astronomy professor Peter Stoner studied and calculated the chances of the fulfillment of Messianic prophecies. He concluded that the probability of even 8 of those 108 prophecies coming to pass is, conservatively, one in 100,000,000,000,000,000. That’s one in one-hundred quadrillion. Just EIGHT out of 108! This makes Christmas one of the most significant miracles in history.
As we celebrate this remarkable holiday, try wrapping your mind around the odds stacked against Jesus coming to earth as predicted. It’s pretty much impossible to fathom! Our only logical response is worship—in gratitude and total awe. The Word tells us there is no limit to God’s power, and these numbers are certainly proof of that. He is worthy of our wonder.”
When the time was right, Jesus came into the world, in every way the way 108 prophecies predicted He would! Can’t God handle our life?
Think about it!