A co-worker used to remind our students that, "Timing is everything!" He would tell students that we expected them to grow throughout the school year. Certain mistakes or behaviors may be expected early on in the year. These same mistakes or behaviors would be viewed differently if they happened later in the year. It was all about timing!
While our middle schoolers were still learning about timing, there is one thing that we can know for sure: God has perfect timing. Everything that happens is for a reason and at a perfect time. We know that we grow and mature as we learn about and study God and His Word. We also need to remember that without His perfect timing and the perfect sacrifice of Jesus Christ, we could not be saved. We would still be powerless without the life-giving blood of Jesus Christ that cleanses and restores us. At just the right time, we can accept forgiveness through Jesus Christ. If we haven't already, we should make that time now!
Accept forgiveness and redemption through Jesus Christ because, you see, God granted it to you at just the right time!
Thank You for the sacrifice of and redemption through Jesus Christ. Help me to live a life that is based on Your perfect timing. Through Jesus I pray, amen.