I can see it like this…
The Throne Room
God, sitting on His throne. After years of waiting – in His lap is a scroll.
On the scroll is a checklist. A long checklist, that reads (in part) something like this:
My To Do List:
Priority #1 – Save The World.
Become A Savior.
- The Lineage…
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob… check, check, check – Jesse…
Oh! Need to get the whole Ruth & Boaz thing worked out – but to get a Boaz, I need a Rahab!
Rahab – how, can I keep a Rahab alive – Ah – Spies… Caleb and Joshua, they’ll help.
Don’t forget the red string – Check
- The Star…
Planets aligned – Check
- Gifts – we need gold & incense…
For those kinds of gifts I need magi.
Brilliant! They will bring the gifts by following the star. – Check
- Wailing in Rama… OH! I HATE this one… Why did I put this on the list?
Ok, so the magi will think the king will know about the baby…
The king will get mad at the magi & act out in a fit of rage – Check
- The Fore-runner…
Ok, this is easier than the Rahab thing – BUT these people issues are complicated!
Mary… she has a cousin, Elizabeth – she needs a son, wants a son, but hasn’t been able…
I can fix that – and let’s have some fun with it –
I want him named John and he’s going to be a weird one! – Check
- The Mother… a virgin.
This one’s not too hard – I just have to time it before the late 20th Century.
Gabriel, visit Mary – Check
- The Name: Immanuel (Me with them) – JESUS…
Gabriel, visit Joseph – Check
- The Town: Bethlehem…
I think I can convince that ruler he needs to do a census – Check
There’s a field right close by – they usually abide over there.
Angels, go let them know. – Check
- Swaddling Clothes and a Manger: for the Shepherds’ sake…
Here we go, that census works out well. Lot’s of folks in town –
Joseph can’t find a room… We’ll have the innkeeper show them a stable. – Check
And on and on the list goes… details of His birth, life, death – and beyond.
But I can just see Him – on the throne, lining it all out – and checking off the last check mark.
Excitement building all around Him…
Or maybe there’s a bit of apprehension in the air.
Maybe the angels are nervous before He says:
“Alright this is it – The fullness of time! Earth, ready or not here I come!”
“4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.” ~ Galatians 4 (KJV)