In the Bible we find that God always acts according to His own timetable. And sometimes God’s timetable and our own are in conflict. We often desire that God would act, and act right now; when in God’s wisdom, He chooses to delay for our good. But there is a real truth in the saying that God is never late. He who created the universe and who sees the end from the beginning, who is, in Himself, all wisdom and knowledge, works all things out perfectly at the right time. It may not be “in our time,” but it is always “in His time.”
Christmas reminds us of the fact that God always works according to a divine timetable and it is always perfect. We are told in Galatians 4:4 that “when the fullness of time was come, God sent forth His Son…” That is an amazing statement. There was one time in all of history when all things were perfectly in line for the first coming of Jesus. God planned it, God orchestrated it, and God brought it to pass.
The working of God in preparing the world for the coming of His Son ought to be a tremendous encouragement to us. Just as Christ came at the perfect time, so God continues to work in our lives at the right time. In fact, perhaps today is the perfect time in your life for God to move in a special way. Perhaps the problem you are facing today, God desires to solve for you.
His timing is perfect and His plan for your life is certain to succeed. The message of Christmas is proof positive of this reality.