But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.
Just in time…just at the right time…when everything was fully in place…at the exactly right time – that is when God sent his Son.
I know God is outside of time. Time is a convention he established for us. He set it in place as early as the days of creation – evening and morning, sun and moon, seed time and harvest – cycles and order out of chaos. It is only because of “time” that we wait for anything – otherwise all things would just run together. (Wow. That’s a crazy thought.) God must have some intention for time to be our frame of reference. So it is one of the many things we are called to trust him for.
Jesus has come – in the fullness of time, He was born, lived, died and was resurrected. All of that was the plan to rescue His precious family from slavery. There is still more to His plan. ..a new heaven, a new earth – total restoration.
Until then, I wait. I try to wait with hope, peace and joy – knowing that because of his great love, there is a set time when all will be fully ready.
Lord Jesus, I await your coming. I long to be faithful in how I live in the waiting. Maran atha (“Our Lord has come.”) and Maranatha (“O Lord, come!”).