My friend told me that they had laid out of church for quite a while, never quite finding the right place, but that when they had come here it had clicked for them. He wished they had come sooner, and he sensed that they had wasted some valuable years.
Maybe so. We can waste time in life. The biblical threescore and ten passes oh so quickly. So we do want to seize every opportunity that the moment affords.
But in another sense the time has to be right for us to take certain steps. Some growth cannot come sooner.
Our Christian life is more like agriculture than manufacturing. Factories produce on a schedule, and efficiency is at a premium. But how can we schedule things of the spirit? And as for spiritual growth, it is anything but efficient. It’s more like farming: the time has to be right before there can be a harvest.
In what season does the Divine Gardener have you? What opportunity has ripened? It’s time to reap.
Each in its season,