Galatians 4:1 & 2
1 What I am saying is that as long as an heir is underage, he is no different from a slave, although he owns the whole estate. 2 The heir is subject to guardians and trustees until the time set by his father.
The only connection I can see between Galatians and Advent is that it’s about an heir. That word certainly describes Jesus, God’s son, who’s lineage is well documented in the Bible. For that baby, that heir, God provided a trustee mother and a guardian father. They did their job well “until the time set by his father.” That all fits.
There’s more to the story though. Romans 8:17 tells us “Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ.” This walk to the cradle has led me to consider God may have chosen us to be modern-day guardians and trustees of his legacy…As Well As Heirs.
• guard·i·an; a defender, protector, or keeper.
• trust·ee: an individual person or member of a board given control or powers of administration of property in trust with a legal obligation to administer it solely for the purposes specified.