First of all, I would like to thank Daniel Klem for his posts on Advent. They were a blessing and obviously much appreciated.
Secondly, for all of you who have been regular followers of this blog over the years, thank you for reading and praying for all involved.
But to the main point, tomorrow we celebrate the birth of someone who was not only spoke of extensively in the New Testament, but also in the Proverbs.
As a matter of fact, in the next to the last chapter, one of two that are attributed to people other than Solomon, a wise man named Agur asked a very profound question (or several in one):
Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? Who hath gathered the wind in his fists? Who hath bound the waters in a garment? Who hath established all the ends of the earth? What [is] his name, and what [is] his son’s name, if thou canst tell? – Proverbs 30:4
Was Agur asking about a simple man? A mortal?
Or, as the context suggests, was he asking questions reflecting the nature of “the holy” (v. 3), the one of whom every word is pure and “is a shield to those who put their trust in him” (v. 5).
I believe it was the latter.
To put it simply, at least a thousand years before there was no room for Him in the inn, Agur was asking about the Holy One’s Son.
His name is… Jesus.