At the Right Time

My morning began with a sense of urgency.  I have a new employee who started on our team today and I had to get her computer set up and started for her before she arrived for her first day on our team.  Due to some difficulties with processing her transfer her computer was late arriving and it did not show up until late Friday after I had already left the office.  I came in early enough today so that I would have time to unpack it and get it plugged in and set up the monitors, keyboard and the other items that go with it.  Or at least I thought I came in early enough.

The process of setting up the new computer and boxing up the prior employee’s old one and shipping it back to the central warehouse took about an hour.  There was a lot of paperwork to complete and then I still had to call the help desk about the new computer.  I had run into a bit of a problem as the pre-set password given to me did not work.  The technician with the help desk was finally able to get a new password assigned after verifying that I was who I said I was and that I was only trying to access a computer for someone on my team with benevolent reasons.  That phone call took 20 minutes.  I was beginning to think I did not come in early enough!  But things worked out okay as I had the computer signed on and ready to go just as my new team member walked into the department to begin her first day.    The timing was just perfect.

As I reflected on how things worked out I thought about how often God works things out for us and gets the timing just right.  A friend of mine always says, “He may not come when you want Him to, but He is always right on time.”  When the Egyptians were closing in on the Israelites as they left Egypt and began their journey to the Promised Land, God came at the right time and divided the Red Sea so they could get across. When the people were hungry and had no strength to go on, God sent manna from heaven.  When they were thirsty and needed refreshing, He sent water forth from a rock.  God always does things right on time.  The Bible says in Galatians 4:4-5

“But when the fullness of time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.”

At the right time God sent forth His Son to be our Redeemer and to make atonement for our sins.  God always does things in His time and in His way.  And when He does them it is always the right time and the right way!  I hope that you have a great week and I hope that you take the opportunity to spend some time in His word and in His presence.

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About pastorpstephens

I have been blessed to have served as a pastor, a chaplain and to have been involved in other ministries throughout the years. My wife Marta and I have been blessed with a wonderful family that includes our daughter, her husband and their two daughters and our son and his wife and their son. Each of them are very special to us so please keep them all in your prayers. One truth that I always try to share with people I meet is that anything God asks you to do, He will help you to do. God has your back.
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