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Sixth Tuesday in Lent Devotion

Perfect Timing                                                   Sixth Tuesday in Lent - March 30, 2021

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

LSB 454 – Sing, My Tongue, the Glorious Battle

(Verse 2 of this week’s hymn served as inspiration for today’s devotion.)

“Timing is everything!”  Have you ever heard that phrase?  It probably originally had to do with “comedic” timing in telling a joke, but it applies to pretty much everything.  For example, when you are baking or cooking, it is important to use a timer so that you don’t under or over cook your food. 

“Just in time!”  This is another phrase we use often.  In the last few months, we have had more drivers in the house than we have had cars.  More than once have I gotten home “just in time” for one of my kids to use the car and go somewhere they need to be.

Our reading from Galatians 4 reminds us that both of these phrases could be applied to Jesus first coming.  His timing was perfect!  He came at just the right time to save us all. 

His perfect timing continues.  Many times, we wonder at why he is taking so long to come back.  But He will come back at just the right time to bring us all to be with Him.

Prayer

Good and Gracious Heavenly Father, your timing is perfect.  At just the right time you sent your Son, Jesus, to die in our place.  Help us to trust your timing in everything. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Rev. Matthew D. Roeglin – Blessed Savior Lutheran Church