THE STORY OF JESUS: John 7:1-13
“My time is not yet here; for you any time will do.” (John 7:6)
I think of these words when I am ask God to do something.
‘Answer me now, Lord, heal me now, fix my problem now…’
We are not thinking of timing, or even what is best over all.
I may want it now, but is that really for the best?
God is not just juggling my life and my needs.
God is managing the affairs of the world – past, present, future.
What God does (or does not do) now will have implications for the many.
Jesus came at the right time, even though it was after centuries of waiting.
For us, any time will do, but God can only act at the right time.
The right time for God is not arbitrary or without concern for us.
In fact, everything that happens, happens in His timing, for His purpose.
And His purpose is to make us, and creation, ‘very good’ again.
Jesus came at the right time, died at the right time, rose at the right time.
Can I trust that Jesus will ‘show up’ at the right time in my prayer life?
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, Your time and my time are definitely different. Help me to trust You that the right time for You is the best time for me, for all!