“But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son,”
–Galatians 4:4 NIV
I don’t know what that means. “When the time had fully come”. I mean, I comprehend what is being said, but it doesn’t help me understand the timing. It’s like saying, “When the appointed time arrived”. But I don’t know what that appointed time is until it arrives. Working on God’s timetable can be very frustrating. God has perfect timing. Why did He send Jesus into the world 2,000 years ago, and not last week? Because the time had fully come. Only God knows. I once read that God’s timing is as important as God’s will. In other words, when it happens is as important as what happens. I think most of us assume sooner is better but through faith we leave that up to God and His timing is perfect. We know we can trust His timing in everything because when the time had fully come for Jesus to come into the world, things went exactly as they were supposed to. Jesus died and rose so we could have forgiveness and eternal life. We may not know when God’s will is going to be done, but whenever it happens, it will be done at the perfect time.