Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Thankful Thursday: Timing

This week I'm glad that God has great timing:

Romans 5:6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.

This week, God's timing was totally apparent in Henry's life. His Winter Program was scheduled to be Monday night. Mammaw was very disappointed that she was unable to attend, as she's recovering from a perforated colon (from a colonoscopy--another praise, her recovery!). Well, Monday afternoon the weather turned blustery, so they postponed the program to January...and now Mammaw can attend.

Today, Henry was scheduled to get some fillings at the dentist...during his class's Christmas present from his teachers, a special in-class breakfast party. Once again, the weather to the rescue--there was a two hour delay (which would have been enough for him to make it to the party) AND the dentist called and cancelled. (Unfortunately it was minutes after I got him out of bed early to eat some breakfast before the "no eat zone" began...but I got to go back to bed :))

Not just one, but two times where God stepped in to bless Henry with his timing.

Jesus even confirms that God had a right time for him to die--John 7:6 says "Jesus told them, "The right time for me has not yet come..." I'm so thankful we get to celebrate his perfectly timed arrival.

It gives me confidence that although I don't always immediately agree with God's timing, it IS perfect, and all works together for good in the end.

And I'm glad he died for the ungodly, because that's definitely me.

And speaking of timing, I need to go to bed. For more Thankful Thursday, visit Iris.


Denise said...

God is so awesome, bless you.

Serendipity said...

A lovely post! I'm still learning to wait on His time.

God bless!

Bonnie said...

A friend of mine and I, whenever we would talk about stuff happening in our lives would always include "All In His Holy Timing" (and even talking it was with the capital letters! :) ). How so very true it is - God times everything perfectly, down to the last nanosecond and it is amazing to me that He cares about such details. Thank you for sharing and blessings!!

Laurie Ann said...

God and His timing...awesome! Happy Thankful Thursday and Merry Christmas!

Marsha said...

His timing is always perfect.
Have a blessed week.

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

God is so good! A favorite saying of mine that saw me through a lot of years of singleness and questioning God is, "Faith is knowing that God is the Lord of time, even when my idea of timing doesn't agree with His."

Have a blessed Christmas!