But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law.

Galatians 4:4

A child’s anticipation on this particular night is surely a faint image of the heart of God at the events that were to unfold in Bethlehem at this ‘set time’. This One would keep the law he was born under, so then he could cancel the ‘written code … nailing it to the cross.’ (Col.2:14).
This was God’s plan from eternity and now it would be accomplished. The time had come for action. The impact on so many would be life changing and eternal. Angels testified to the realisation of the plan in song!

Daily Reading: Acts 25