Day 38 - John 7:1-13
Points to Ponder:
1. Why did Jesus avoid Jerusalem even though he customarily would have gone there?
2. Why did his brothers urge him to go to Jerusalem?
3. For what reason did Jesus decline to go publicly, but then secretly decided to go?
4. What exactly does Jesus mean when he said, “My time has not yet come?”
Jesus told them, “My time has not yet arrived, but your time is always at hand… My time has not yet fully come. – John 7:6, 8
Lord Jesus, you have such a great sense of timing. You are never late even though I sometimes think to myself that you are. At the very least, I want you to come sooner than you do; I want you to intervene and help in my life and in the lives of people I know much more quickly. Your brothers, in unbelief, wanted you to do something thing publicly and quickly. But you knew and you understood the timing necessary for salvation. That is what you always have in mind. Your timing is never about earthly events or circumstances here and now. Your timing is always about salvation. When and where and how you intervene in my life is always about my salvation. When and where and how you showed yourself in Jerusalem was always about salvation. Your timing is perfect in every way. Help me to submit myself to your timing and to wait patiently for you. You are never late and what you do is always perfect and good. Help me wait patiently and with hopeful expectation for you. Amen.