In the fullness of time God sent his Son,” Paul writes in the fourth chapter of Galatians. I recently preached a sermon on this passage by the title “The Cadence of Providence” in chapel at Cedarville University.
Imagine an elderly Jewish man tucking his grandchildren in bed nearly two thousand years. His son is imprisoned for the allegation that he didn’t pay all of his taxes to the Roman government. He encourages his grandchildren with the promises of God telling them that everything will be okay before he gives them a final hug.
Perhaps I’ve read too much C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, but I sometimes wonder if the demons sang a song of lament as the angels praised God for the good news of the Incarnation. Maybe they pounded their “pitchforks” on the ground to keep rhythm. I imagine their lyrics as diametrically opposed to Oh Holy Night.
Hello, my name is Dan DeWitt. I'm a sketching, writing, thinking, coffee drinking, Christian, husband, father, professor. I lead the Center for Biblical Apologetics & Public Christianity at Cedarville University.