Luke #8 – At Just the Right Time
“’And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a Son, and shalt call His name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto Him the throne of His father David: and He shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of His kingdom there shall be no end’” (Luke -33 – King James Version).
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We cannot read the Scripture above without considering Galatians 4:4, which says, “But when the fullness of time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law” (KJV). In God’s timing…and that’s important to realize…He sent Christ into this world. It was no accident. It was no coincidence. It was not a frivolous decision. The world needed help. The world was primed; ready for something to happen. All that God had planned to redeem man and all that man had done to rebel against God came down to this moment. It was the beginning of the end of sin! Before Jesus could live perfect, die sacrificially and rise triumphantly He had to be born. Before Christ could be born in just the way and just the place that Scripture had prophesied He had to be placed in a woman’s womb.
God’s timing is miraculous to say the least. If we only considered how society was ready for this it would be amazing. Travel had become easier in the
I am comforted by the fact that God is watching over this time in which we live. Nothing surprises Him. Nothing changes His plans. He is still in the business of redeeming mankind. There might be someone you know and love that you desire to see saved. Trust God, pray, and share the truth with them. In just the right time, God will show up. You might be in a difficult relationship or in a difficult job place. Trust God, He has a different timing than you.
What, then, is our part? (1) Be ready to be involved. Be open to God using us to do something amazing. Be ready for Him to do it in OR through us. (2) Expect God to do something. He’s always at work. Seek to recognize what He is doing around you and take part in it. (3) Become familiar with His plan. Mary never doubted that the Messiah was coming, she just didn’t understand how she would be pregnant without knowing a man (Luke ). That is a subtle yet amazing fact. If we are familiar with what God wants to do we will be more ready to recognize, receive, and respond to Him. (4) Know that hope is not lost. As long as we have not stood before the judgment seat, there is time to act.
We may question God’s methods because we don’t understand God’s ways, but we certainly should not be surprised that He wants to do something. At just the right time, He will. Will you be ready?