MERRY MONDAY BY PARRIS BAILEY
“There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea,a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.” Luke 1:5
The Old Testament in the book of Malachi ends with an historic prophecy about the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to the fathers. It is hard to believe 400 years pass between the Old Testament and the New. A lot can happen in 400 years! But time is so amazing that when it does happen, when God steps into our world, it always seem as if it always was. I pray if your world has grown silent, a “fullness of time” would come to you. When you start to read the gospel of Luke you can tell the great clock of heaven had begun to move again. “The fullness of time was not yet come. The time was maturing, but was not yet ripe. Heaven was long ago prepared for an Incarnation. There must be a leading up to God’s gift, or HIs blessings cease to be blessings. The world must be prepared for the Christ, or virtually He is no Christ, no Savior to them. The Christ must come into the world’s mind as a familiar thought. He must come into the world’s heart as a deep-felt need, before He can come as the Word Incarnate.”
Luke, right off in Chapter One begins to tell of that prophetic hour, “In the days of Herod, King of Judea”. Such is the phrase that now strikes the Divine hour, and leads in the dawn of a new era, the time when the Dayspring on High will arise with healing in His wings. My, how a moment can change a world! All I know is that God, the angel Gabriel, Son of God and or the Holy Spirit show up everyday in our lives with hope healing and new beginnings. Everyone in this Luke story was taken by surprise. The unexpected came. We can let 400 years pass us by or we can be like Simeon who “read from the stars of promise” and “filled his heart with music of fond hope” he kept awake till the dawn of morn. (Quotes from Expositor)
Do you know that you always live in the divine hour? The fullness of time has come for you! Put yourself in the place of expectancy and cast your vision! He is always moving in the ordinary!