|DECEMBER THEME: From The Manger To Your Heart
|“C'mon”; “make it quick”; “shake a leg”; “snap”. All common expression
describing that “Time is of the essence”, a need for haste in action or response.
It is used when something must be done immediately.
Paul wrote in Galatians 4:4, “At just the right time, God sent His Son”. King
Solomon wrote, “There is a time for everything” and “that the wise heart will
know the proper time”.
So, the question begs to be asked: when will it be time for you to give your
heart to Jesus? Or can it wait? After all, you are still young, so you have plenty
of time left, right?
The Scriptures remind us that even 2000+ years ago, the people did not see the
arrival of the Saviour to earth as ‘right’ or as having any ‘time’ for. Luke records
the events that took place surrounding the birth of Jesus from Mary’s untimely
pregnancy; unplanned journey to Bethlehem with Joseph with no motel
reservations or room to give birth.
The timing was all wrong. The people were busy; the town was crowded; there
was no room or a right time for this baby to be born. The Romans were in
power and there was no tolerance on the streets for any talk of a Coming
“While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave
birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a
manger, because there was no room for them in the inn”. (Luke 2:6-7)
The time may never seem right to us, but it’s always at the right time with Jesus.
“Today is the Day of salvation”.
We need to make time NOW to tell others about Him, because you see He is
coming again, a second time, but this time there will be no more time for
decision. Whether we think it is right or not – He’s Coming back! Time is of the
Rev. Ginette Howse