TIMING IS EVERYTHING: “But when the set time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship,” (Galatians 4:4-5 NIV). God is not bound by human time settings in seconds, minutes, hours, days or years. God is always on time. He is never late. He is never early. God is always on time. Now sometimes I have wondered about that. Why now? Why not then? Why not later? And sometimes God reveals the answer to those questions and sometimes He doesn’t. But God is always on time. After all at this time in human history God is working in the lives of more than six billion people. And He is always on time. Don’t reflect too much on that today or you won’t get anything else done. Just realize the truth and remember God loves you and is working things out in your life on His time schedule not necessarily the time you have scheduled for God to work.
Timing is everything and when “the set time had fully come” Jesus came into this world and was born as a baby in the manger at Bethlehem. Yes He came on God’s time schedule as God had been preparing the world for His Son. The selected parents were present and society, religion, world events, language, transportation, and a multitude of other things were prepared for the appearance of God’s Son and the proclamation of the gospel that would follow. But most of all “the set time,” the very time appointed by God before the world began had now “fully come.” And Jesus was born. The time of year has come when the world focuses on the birth of the Christ-child. Let us take this time to celebrate and hold forth to the world the true message of Christmas so that those around us don’t miss the timing of God’s message in their lives.