He Is Always on Time!
Editorial by Jorge Aguero
Do you know someone who is always late for meetings? That person might even be you. There is Someone, however, who is always on time. You know who I’m referring to. But when it comes to God’s timing, many draw the wrong conclusion. Personal hardships or calamities and suffering can cause one to question His good and perfect plan.
Some have lost trust in Jesus’ promise of His second coming, because, in their opinion, He is late. Second Peter 3:9 gives insight into this apparent delay:
“The Lord does not delay and is not tardy or slow about what He promises, according to some people’s conception of slowness, but He is long-suffering [extraordinarily patient] toward you, not desiring that any should perish, but that all should turn to repentance” (AMPC).
According to Peter, the apparent delay is a demonstration of Jesus’ patience and desire to save us.
Another example of Jesus’ timing is when Mary and Martha lost their brother, Lazarus.
“Now Martha said to Jesus, ‘Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died’” (John 11:21, NKJV). Jesus goes on to resurrect Lazarus—in His own time, not theirs.
When things don’t go our way, it is easy to conclude that Jesus has not “arrived on time.” He, however, has promised to be with us no matter what circumstances we face. Comfortingly, He says, “I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matt. 28:20, NKJV).
The end of the year is approaching, a time when we celebrate the birth of Jesus—a moment when He arrived on time. “But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman” (Gal. 4:4, NKJV). This season, remember that when Jesus promises something, He always follows through. He is coming again when the time is right!