Friday, 4 April 2014

When the time is right

John 7:1-9
The Unbelief of Jesus’ Brothers
 After this Jesus went about in Galilee. He did not wish to go about in Judea because the Jews were looking for an opportunity to kill him. Now the Jewish festival of Booths was near. So his brothers said to him, “Leave here and go to Judea so that your disciples also may see the works you are doing; for no one who wants to be widely known acts in secret. If you do these things, show yourself to the world.” (For not even his brothers believed in him.) Jesus said to them, “My time has not yet come, but your time is always here. The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify against it that its works are evil. Go to the festival yourselves. I am not going to this festival, for my time has not yet fully come.” After saying this, he remained in Galilee.

Not yet time
is not simply
putting off the inevitable.
Not yet time
is not
procrastination.
Not yet time
is not
avoidance
of the evil that lies in wait.
Not yet time
is faithful obedience
to the perfect
timing of God.
Waiting
until the time
is right.

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