The topic of deliverance is a popular theme in the Old Testament, with some 261 references throughout the book. It seems God’s people constantly found themselves in bondage, and time and again God would set them free: from the Egyptians, Philistines, Amorites, and Syrians. So imagine when the Israelites were once again in bondage, this
time to the Romans, when God promised deliverance they were probably thinking they would be freed politically. Even the great prophet Isaiah said, “And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the Lord because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a savior, and a great one, and he shall deliver them” (Isaiah 19:20). But God wasn’t about to send the lion they were all anticipating, instead He would send a lamb.
And so The Deliverer was born a helpless baby to some obscure mother, under circumstances of great faith. This chosen vessel went forth, she carried him in her womb, and she carried the weight of His position on her shoulders. She created a place of safety, a home for He who would spend his ministry homeless. She encircled in her arms the one who would later encircle us all. She fed the child who would later feed thousands. She taught to walk He who would teach all mankind to walk in His ways. She nurtured Him, gave her life for Him as all mothers do, and she was there at the foot of the cross as He gave His life for her. God would set His people free, not from the Romans, but from sickness, sin, pain, poverty, heartache, sorrow, suffering, and death. And unlike the rescue from the Egyptians, or the Philistines, this deliverance would be for all mankind and for all people. How grateful I am for that tiny babe who was carefully placed in the very capable hands of a mother. She delivered Him and He would deliver us all.
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