Galatians 4:4-7

Epistle Reading December 25th (Galatians 4:4-7) In this brief passage, which is read on Christmas day, St Paul puts to the Galatians the entire purpose of our Lord’s Incarnation. He says that Christ took on human form and was born under the law so that He might redeem "those who were under the law" (v. 5). Redemption is critical to Christ's mission here on earth. However for St Paul, redemption is only significant because it leads to our receiving the "adoption as sons" (v. 5) by God. Redemption was for the purpose of renewing our relationship with our Creator. Christ [...]