Perfect timing is not what it seemsMany young couples wrestle with the best time to become parents. Issues such as careers, employment, housing, age and health are considered.
By: Pastor Mark, Superior Telegram
Many young couples wrestle with the best time to become parents. Issues such as careers, employment, housing, age and health are considered.
Like planets to an enthusiastic astrologer, the twosome waits anxiously for all of these factors to come into alignment, marking the optimum time to begin a family. (The chance of this ever happening is another topic.)
God waited for the right time for Jesus to come into the world. Galatians 4:4 states “When the time had fully come, God sent His Son …” But God’s decision was based on different criteria than the average father takes into consideration. He apparently waited until creation was quite dark — not from the absence of light, but from the lack of morality. The world into which Jesus came was filled with the perverted, selfish, violent culture of 1st Century Rome.
From our human perspective, this decision by God may appear as careless. But had He waited for all to be right with the world, we would still be without a Savior. It was Jesus’ coming into the world that made it possible for the world to exist in the light of goodness.
The Apostle John tells us that Jesus came as light into this darkness to provide an obvious and attractive alternative for all to see and choose.
Few of us have intentionally brought a child into our world to confront its wrongs, but Jesus’ birth was not so much about Him, as it was about us.
Thank God for His perfect timing.