By   •   November 10, 2016   •   Topics: ,


Why didn't Jesus wait until now to come to earth, instead of coming 2,000 years ago? With radio and television and the internet, He could have reached the whole world instantly with His message.


I’m thankful for every new technology God has given us today to help us bring the hope of the Gospel to virtually every corner of the world. Every day we hear of people responding to Christ through our own internet ministry (often in countries that are otherwise closed to the Gospel), and the same is true of other ministries.

But God did not make a mistake by sending Jesus to earth 2,000 years ago! Think, for example, of the millions of people who have lived since then who would never have had the opportunity to hear of Christ if His coming had been delayed. For centuries the prophets had foretold of His coming, and Jesus came to earth at exactly the right time. Remember: God’s timing is always perfect, and when Jesus was born, God knew the world was fully prepared for His coming. The Bible says, “But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman” (Galatians 4:4).

If you are like most people, you’re probably already looking forward to Christmas, although it’s still several weeks away. In the midst of all of its busyness, however, don’t lose sight of the miracle of that first Christmas: the coming of Jesus Christ, our Savior, into the world. Make Him the center of your Christmas—and your whole life—this year.

In addition, ask God to help you tell others about His love, and His power to change our lives. Because of Him, we have “hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure” (Hebrews 6:19).