Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Serpent’s Bane

The Advent of Jesus Christ: Son of Eve

Most folks figure humanity fell from grace shortly after it was created (though we don’t really know). What we do know for sure is that almost immediately after they fell, God gave them a glimpse of His plan to fix things:

“I will put enmity between you [the serpent] and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel” (Gen 3:15).

What they didn’t know, couldn’t know, is that it would be thousands of years before the fulfillment of that promise.

But it was fulfilled. One did come to destroy the devil and his work. He came to drive out the prince of this world and disarm the powers and authorities and make a public spectacle of them.

In this season we celebrate more than the birth of a baby. We celebrate a promise kept. God Almighty promised to act, and act He did. In a way that almost no one expected, the Seed of Eve was sent to strike the serpent and free us from sin and death and restore to us the communion mankind was meant to have with our Creator.

1 comment:

Nancy said...

Whoohoo, the best action thriller EVER...The second half of the movie is packed with grace...and I believe we all get to play a part! The ending should be quite spectaculous...

Sorry, was just reading up on movies at Netflix...*: )