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“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons”- ( Gal 4:4-5).

Whereas it took nearly 800 years since the prophet Isaiah prophesied the birth of a Messiah ( Isaiah 7:14); in the fullness of time, He was truly born.  Whereas the Roman Empire started by resisting the truth of the Gospel, persecuting Believers by throwing them to wild animals to be savaged for entertainment to a feasting mob in a Coliseum, in the fullness of time the empire embraced Christianity. In 325 it was Emperor Constantine  who called for Council of Nicae, which came up with the Apostles creed, and cleared the way to preach the Gospel in the known civilized world.

Whereas for long only a privileged few had access to the word of God, in the fullness of time the Bible was printed when in 1439 Johannes Guttenberg invented the printing press, and published the first 200 Bibles for local distribution. Whereas initially the word of God could only be read in Latin, in the fullness of time, Martin Luther, in 1554 translated both the Old and New Testament from Hebrew and Greek into his native German, sparking off a revolution where the word of God is translated into indigenous tongues and made accessible to the local person.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 says, “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted.” When Sarah doubted that she was past child bearing age, “Now the LORD attended to Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did for Sarah what He had promised. So Sarah conceived and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised” ( Genesis  21:1-2).

It is true that sometimes we might fret with worry that a matter dear to our hearts has tarried. We wonder if we should let go and forget. No! For all intents and purpose, the Lord has a time for everything under the skies. In the fullness of time every matter shall come to rest and the Lord will fully reveal Himself and purposes. The Lord God never fails!

Prayer today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, as your word says, in the fullness of time, you sent your Son Jesus Christ for our salvation, today I pray that whatever matter might be causing me anxious, fearing that the wait is too long, I am reminded that in the fullness of time you always come through and deliver, this I pray in Jesus’ name!

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    "And your life will be brighter than the noonday; it’s darkness will be like the morning. And you will feel secure, because there is hope; you will look around and take your rest in security”  (Job 11:17-19.)

    Philosophers and writers have long pointed out that without hope mankind would long be gone. The philosopher Victor Frankly who survived the Holocaust where he lost his entire family found hope was the most important weapon that enabled him come out alive. He wrote, “He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how!”
    
Hope can sustain any of us through the darkest of times. This is what happened to Job when he lost everything he possessed. “Though he slay me, I will hope in him; yet I will argue my ways to his face” (Job 13:15).

    King David when he was being pursued by his enemies never lost hope. “For you have been my hope, sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth” (Psalm 71:5). The Apostle Paul who faced countless perilous times during his missionary journeys including jail and shipwrecks never lost hope. Writing to the Corinthians he reminded them, “He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers” (2 Cor 1:10-11).

    As believers God has given us hope that our lives are not empty and meaningless, like so many others. He has given us the hope to carry us through the lowest of moments. “I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in His word I put my hope” (Psalm 130:5).
    Today, may that hope that you have in Christ sustain you through whatever circumstances you may be facing.

    Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, today I pray in the wonderful name of Jesus that the hope I have in you lifts me up and sustains me in all situations as a conquer, in whose name I pray.

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