In the Fullness of Time

In the Fullness of Time

We may find ourselves waiting, seemingly endlessly, for God to fulfill His promises in the world and in our lives. Surely Mary felt this way as she trustingly waited for the Lord to bring about all the details of Gabriel’s proclamation. She knew that the course of her life was God-ordained, but so many details and challenges had to be worked out that she may have been tempted to despair. As she lived through the days of her pregnancy and Jesus’ birth, she gained a testimony of God’s great faithfulness and lovingkindness. Wherever you are in waiting for God to fulfill His promises, may you develop a testimony like Mary’s.

But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. —Galatians 4:4-5

Prayer: God, thank You for sending Jesus in the fullness of time, for faithfully fulfilling Your promise to Mary and to Your people. Amen.