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Verses 4-5: “But when the fulness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, in order that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.”

I’m about to tread dangerous waters here, because I’m about to use an analogy…regarding the faithful fans of the University of Alabama. Please bear with me. 🙂

Bill Curry was hired as the football coach at the University of Alabama and coached 3 seasons from 1987-1989 with an overall record of 26-10, including a share of the SEC championship crown in 1989.
Despite this success, a lot of Bama fans were not happy with Bill Curry: there were the 3 consecutive losses to arch-rival Auburn; the 1988 “Hurricane Bowl” in which Alabama played Texas A&M at the end of the season instead of earlier due to the threat of Hurricane Gilbert (which wound up not coming through College Station, TX), supposedly prompting then-coach Jackie Sherrill to claim that “Bear [Bryant] would have flown out here [despite the weather threat]”; and receiving a contract renewal that also supposedly stripped him of hiring/firing abilities for assistant coaches. He then went on to take the head coaching job at the University of Kentucky. The next coach to follow him at UA was Gene Stallings, a former player and coach under Bear Bryant.

A lot of talk circulated among newspapers and sports shows as to the why, but there was a common theme: Curry came to UA from Georgia Tech. He never played for Bear Bryant. He never coached for Bear Bryant. He was considered an outsider, not one of “Bear’s men”.

As Christians, we are to aspire to be more like Jesus Christ. “But that’s impossible” some might say, “Jesus is God!” Yes, He is. At the time He walked the earth, He was fully God and fully man. He was a human being like you and me, but He did not sin. He encountered all the temptations that we go through; all the joys and despairs that we encounter too. That’s part of the beauty of His perfect sacrifice and saving grace. He wasn’t an outsider God…He walked among us!

Something to think about!

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