The weary world rejoices

But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. Gal. 4:4-5

Long lay the world in sin and error pining ’til He appeared and the soul felt its worth. Living under the law makes us feel guilty and unworthy but living under His grace makes us feel loved, treasured, and accepted. The love of the Father for us, expressed through Jesus, communicates what we are worth to Him. He did not even withhold His own Son in order to redeem us for relationship with Him so that we could be restored, forgiven, and adopted.

Father, my world-weary soul rejoices in the Gift You sent that holy night.