THE TIME OF OUR BIRTH IS IMPORTANT! : “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 had an appointed time in human history for His Son Jesus to appear and bring salvation to mankind. God prepared heaven and earth for the appearance of His Son. We should not miss that lesson in our own life. At some time in the past God appointed the time for you and me to be born into this world. And He has appointed a time for us to die (Hebrews 9:27). As for myself I am praying for the Rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). The bible reminds us, “Now when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his ancestors and his body decayed,” (Acts 13:36 NIV) Sometimes we may think, “If I were only born at a different time then….”
We need to remind ourselves that God’s timing is perfect. God has placed us here on earth in this generation. God wants us to serve God’s purpose in our own generation because, in the time frame of human history, this is the only opportunity we will have to serve those who are living in this generation in history with us. We need to make our lives count for God just as David did and just as Jesus did. So during this Christmas season let us remember that in God’s plan timing is important. Jesus came on God’s timetable and we have arrived on planet earth on God’s time table. Let us minister to our generation and lift the name of Jesus the best way we can at this time of year. There are people around us that need to hear the good news of why Jesus came and what Christmas is really about. And just maybe God placed you in their path at this time in human history to serve them. Sometimes you only get one opportunity and timing really is everything.