When Time Comes
We always seem to talk about how time goes. And that it passes much too quickly. We need to be intentional about capturing the moments before they disappear forever. But the Bible speaks of how, or rather when, time comes. This is especially true in the Christmas story. Paul explains it this way in Galatians 4:4-5:
But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. (NIV underline mine)
At just the right moment, on the date He had chosen before there was time, God fulfilled His promise. The way Luke 2:6-7 describes Jesus’ birth ties in beautifully with the verses in Galatians:
While they were there [in Bethlehem], the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. … (NIV underline mine)
Time that goes is out of our control. We can’t get back a day or even an hour once it’s gone. But time that comes speaks of our Almighty God Who is beyond time and space. The One Who has a perfect plan which is unfolding exactly as He desires. May Christmas remind us of those things. And may we surrender more of ourselves to the One born in that manger as we celebrate His birth, and look forward to when He will come again.
Just something that motivates me along the way.