Original Posting At http://soundbitesministry.blogspot.com/2019/12/a-special-preparation.html
“Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14)
It was not suddenly and unannounced that Jesus came into the world. He came into a world that had been prepared for Him. The whole Old Testament is the story of a special preparation… Only when all was ready, only in the fullness of His time, did Jesus come.
— Phillips Brooks in “The Consolations of God: Great Sermons of Phillips Brooks”