Even though God does not operate on our time schedule, we can be sure He is never late. He always arrives on time-His time. Here’s one example: We read in Micah 5:2 that the Messiah would be born in the town of Bethlehem-a promise made 700 years before it happened. Later, when Herod inquired of the religious authorities where the Messiah should be born, they quickly told him Bethlehem and quoted Micah 5:2, which says, “And you, 0 Bethlehem, in the land of Judah are not the least among the ruling cities in Judah, for a ruler will come from you who will be the shepherd for my people Israel.” The Apostle Paul confirmed this timeliness of Jesus’ birth when he wrote in Galatians 4:4-5, “When the right time came, God sent his Son. . .to buy freedom for us.” God is always just in time-in history, as well as in our Christian experience.

Dr. Melvin E. Banks, Sr.

Dr. Melvin E. Banks, Sr. is the founder and chairman of UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.). Under his direction, UMI has grown to be a leading publisher of Christian education resources for churches in the African American community. Read More

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