Monday Reflections – February 1, 2021 – In the Fullness of Time

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Today in our reflection, we are going to be looking at Galatians 4: 1-5:

My point is this: heirs, as long as they are minors, are no better than slaves, though they are the owners of all the property; 2 but they remain under guardians and trustees until the date set by the father. 3 So with us; while we were minors, we were enslaved to the elemental spirits of the world. 4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 in order to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as children.

Today we see Paul talk about all that the believers had gone through before they had become Christians. They were basically living blinded, enslaved to the things of this world. But, to me, one of the key phrases in all the Bible comes next.  In the fullness of time, God sent Jesus. 

In the fullness of time.  What does that mean?  At just the right moment.  At just the right moment, God sent Jesus.  God sent Jesus in the right time, in the middle of the Roman peace, when the Empire was at peace, growing and expanding its reach.  He sent Jesus in the right location, the Holy Land, this strip of land that connected Europe, Asia, and Africa, if you were going to travel from any one section of the empire to another, you were going to have to pass through the Holy Land.  

Meaning all this, there was no better time or place within human history for Jesus to have been born. In the fullness of time. At just the right moment.  Jesus was born. 

God doesn’t work along with our clock or our schedule.  He works along Karios time (His time) not Chronos time (our time). God moves at the right time.  At the fullness of time. At the right moment.  At just the right moment, Jesus was born. 

At Jesus the right moment, God speaks into our lives. At just the right moment, God is at work.  Yes, it would be “better” if He did things on our time or on our schedule.  Better, we think, sure.  But first, we’d most likely be wrong, because we do not see as God sees.  Second, and most importantly, where would faith be in this?  

Sometimes we wait.  Sometimes we are tempted to doubt.  Sometimes we are tempted to give up. Don’t.  God is at work.  Trust.  Have hope.  Believe.  In the fullness of time, God sent His son. At just the right moment.  In the fullness of God, God will move in our lives.  At just the right moment.  Hope. Have faith. He is at work.  

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