That she should be delivered

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And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. – Luke 2:6-7 AKJV

As I was reading this passage of Scripture, I noticed it says, “she should be delivered.” That made me think of my grandmother Moore. I never met her because she died from giving birth to my twin uncles.

Indeed, giving birth is a delivery for the woman. How amazing God is, that He took Mary’s delivery to bring into this world Jesus, who is the great Deliverer. In the world of academia, it is common to call a man or woman a person of letters, B.A, M.S, Ph.D., prolific in scholarly letters, and so forth. But for the great Deliverer, He is a person of titles. He is the King of kings, the Lord, of lords, the Master, the Savior, our Redeemer, Emmanuel, Christ, the Word (Logos), the Son of God, the Son of man, the Son of David, the Lamb of God, the Second Adam, the Light of the World, the King of the Jews, and more.

God chooses common, easily overlooked things to bring forth His most powerful and unexpected actions into this world (see John 6:9). And so it was when God put on flesh and lived among us (see Hebrew 2:14) He came by birth, by the delivery of Mary. By this God continues to reaffirm His original intent. He shows us that what is recorded in Genesis 1:31 (AKVJ) is true, “And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.”