BUFF SCOTT, JR.
The Birth Of A Deliverer
[The Obscure & The Famous] “The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth to a virgin betrothed [engaged] to a man whose name was Joseph" [Luke 1:26-27]
It is fascinating how our God manages history. A historian in the first century would have thought it strange that God selected a young homespun virgin to bear and give birth to His Son.
Also odd is that God would choose a common carpenter to be Mary’s husband. After all, carpenters in that day were a dime-a-dozen. Even Noah, a middle-class, common inhabitant of his country, a man who walked with God, was chosen and taught how to be a skilled carpenter when the Lord instructed him to build a Titanic vessel. Our Lord has most always favored the ordinary, the obscure.
Some would think it strange that God did not choose some famous lady to bear His Son—a woman of notoriety, a renowned actress, an ”Oprah Winfrey,” a wealthy aristocrat, a king’s wife. But no!
He by-passed the celebrities, the conspicuous, in favor of the common.
Rarely do we find the higher-ups, the wealthy, and the famous among the lowly and righteous, as was Mary. The Lord sought someone who was acquainted with the burdens and trials of this lifea humble, understanding, honorable, devout, God-fearing young lady. Mary was that lady.
And Joseph, a mere carpenter to be Mary’s spouse? Why not a king, a CEO, a Bank President or Prime Ministera man widely known for his political and world views, a Secretary of State or Secretary of Defense? Why did God skip over choosing an eminent cleric—a theologian from among the Scribes and Pharisees? It was because He sought a just and righteous man. Joseph was that gentleman.
And so the world was changed by the Gift Mary gave birth to. He changed the world without drawing a sword, throwing a rock, breaking windows, destroying private property, setting businesses on fire to draw attention to His movement, or "
Main Street in Jerusalem.
To Him, all lives mattered!
He reformed the world simply by persuasive teaching. There will never be another like Him. I’m so delighted He came into the world as our Deliverer. Praise His Holy Name