Listen to this devotional:
Listen while you read: "God Of Our Fathers Whose Almighty Hand"1 (Lyrics)
When my husband and I were asked to lead an Alpha small group at our church a few years ago, we were in the right place at the right time. Thus began many Bible studies and many special relationships with so many wonderful people in our congregation.
When Esther saved her people from certain death, she was in the right place at the right time.
Esther 4:14 – For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father's family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?" (NIV)
Have you ever looked back on your life and realized that God's timing was perfect in one or more situations? We can always trust in God's timing. We are impatient people, and we want everything now. Too often, we forget that God knows what is best for us and that He wants what is best for us. His timing is always perfect.
At exactly the right time, God sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to earth.
Galatians 4:4 – But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law. (NIV)
Some may think that when Jesus was crucified on the cross, He was in the wrong place at the wrong time. However, His death was God's plan for our salvation. We needed Jesus to be our Saviour, to save us from our sins. When He died on the cross, He took our sins upon Himself so that we could be forgiven. He was definitely in the right place at the right time.
Romans 5:6 – You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. (NIV)
Many of us who have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Saviour will remember when we were in the right place at the right time.
- Maybe we were listening to a sermon.
- Maybe a friend was telling us about Jesus.
- Maybe we were reading the Bible and the Holy Spirit convicted us of our sins.
There will be times in our lives when we make bad choices. It's never too late to repent and turn back to God. The price has been paid. The offer is there. Will you accept God's offer of forgiveness and receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour? Have you been waiting for such a time as this?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, we thank You that every day is a new beginning with new opportunities to trust in You. There is a time for everything in life. Forgive us for the times when we have made bad choices and we were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Thank You for the times when we have been in the right place at the right time. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.