“Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip was tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias was tetrarch of Abilene, in the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John, the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness. And he came into all the district around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins;” Luke 3:1-3
Recently in all of my reading I am seeing a common theme – God’s timing is perfect! As I began to read Luke 3 I was reminded that there were 400 years of silence before John the Baptist came and began to preach repentance. Seeing God’s timing is so much more discernable in the rearview mirror. All the pieces fall into place and looking back I get an “AHA” moment. As we look forward, however, our sight can be blocked by our circumstances. It’s hard to see through the trees, so to speak, and it is harder to know that God’s timing will be perfect.
Today I want to remind us to simply trust God. I struggle with staying in the moment and not projecting into the future. Trusting God looking forward is an area I seek to continue to grow and rest in. As you wait for all the pieces to fall into place in your here and now…. know that God’s got it!
Kathy Withers is on staff at America’s Keswick and serves as Acting Director of Partner Care. Kathy has been married to her husband Dave for 30 years. They have two adult children. Kathy is active in her local Church and teaches a Bible Study for women. Her passion is to encourage women to deepen their walk with Jesus Christ by finding and living out the truths of God’s Word.