At Just the Right Time
God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.
When you’re looking for something, isn’t it wonderful when it finds you instead? I know that when I was 19, and not even looking for a husband yet, my friend set me up with the guy I would marry. I enjoyed a nice, long teaching career that was exciting and dynamic before common core and test scores sucked the fun out of the profession. And God made sure that we had kids at the perfect time in our marriage too. A lot of times when we make stuff happen for ourselves or wait until we’re “ready” nothing happens at best or bad things happen at worst. But when what we need just presents itself and is lavishly given to us, we are free to dive in and enjoy!
At just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:6) This is the best thing that ever happened for any of us.. Not only did God send Jesus, he sent him at just the right time. And we weren’t looking for him, but he sure is looking for us! He knew Jesus is exactly what we need.
God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world... We are already judged. We already know we do wrong things, or we would never feel bad about anything. Jesus didn’t come to tell us what we already know, he came to be our solution. He saves! He has given us exactly what we need. God knows what I need because he made me (see Psalm 139). And because he is so full of love for me, he keeps sending me what I need when I need it! I enjoy my marriage, my job, and my kids because the One who brought us Jesus, keeps paying attention to me and gives me what I need when I need it.
All that I am, praise the Lord; everything in me, praise his holy name. My whole being, praise the Lord and do not forget all his kindnesses. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He saves my life from the grave and loads me with love and mercy. He satisfies me with good things and makes me young again, like the eagle. The Lord does what is right and fair for all who are wronged by others...The Lord shows mercy and is kind. He does not become angry quickly, and he has great love... He has not punished us as our sins should be punished; he has not repaid us for the evil we have done. As high as the sky is above the earth, so great is his love for those who respect him. He has taken our sins away from us as far as the east is from west. The Lord has mercy on those who respect him, as a father has mercy on his children... The Lord’s love for those who respect him continues forever and ever, and his goodness continues to their grandchildren... (Psalm 103)
Thank you for Jesus. Thank you for bringing HIM to US because I am powerless to save myself in any way. Thank you for giving us the BEST plan, the best Friend, the best Savior, when you sent your Son. And thank you that you consistently bring me good things, that you continue to care about me, and that you show your love for me every single day by providing what I need always at just the right time. You always act “at just the right time” and you’ve never stopped. Thank you, thank you so much for your great love and great personal attention to the details of my life and the lives of those who love and trust you. I love you and pray in Jesus’ name, amen.