Friday, December 22, 2017

DAILY READINGS: Nehemiah 9:1-38; Zechariah 5:1-6:15; Revelation 14:1-20

But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law. Galatians 4:4

A grandfather clock was being examined by a potential buyer impressed by its brass mechanism and the gold numerals on the clock face. What caught my eye was the carved nativity scene above the clock face and lettering which said, “When the fulness of the time was come.” The timing of the coming of Christ was so precise—the stage for His arrival was set, the characters that would interact with Him were in place. What is also amazing is that His decease was equally timely—”In due time Christ died for the ungodly” (Rom. 5:6). Perhaps for you “It is time to seek the Lord” (Hos. 10:12)? —Brian Powlesland

Soon, as I journey on, I’ll find time gone.
May Christ have saved my soul, by then, Amen. —H. Twells, G. Pentreath