Imagine for a moment that a symphony orchestra is mid-point in a beautiful performance, but one cymbal player cannot keep time. 1-2-3-4, 1-2-3-4 the others count in perfection, but this one guy miscounts and during a particularly soft and moving passage, crashes his cymbals. Not musical? Then imagine that the runners in a race are lined up and in their crouch and the gun fires, but one guy couldn’t wait and jumped-the-gun, while another wasn’t paying attention and got a late start. Those guys aren’t going to win and the cymbal player has probably played in the orchestra for the last time. If you’re a trapeze artist, jumping from one trapeze to the other without a net, you do want your timing to be perfect.
Timing is important. There are times to hold-our-tongue when we’d love to pour out the words to let someone “have a piece of our mind.” There is a time for prayer, a time for eating, and according to scripture God makes all things beautiful in their time (Ecclesiastes 3:11). ” There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build…” (Ecclesiastes 3:1-3)
The scriptures tell us that “But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.” (Galatians 4:4) God knew that the time was perfect, the set time had come, to send His Son. Because He came THEN, you and I can be right with God NOW.
Has the time come in your life to switch from your timing to His? Is this the “set time” for you to get serious with Jesus and give your life to Him as we approach this wonderful Christmas season? Wouldn’t that be the perfect gift-to-God this Christmas?
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