Timing is everything by Gary Rose

Years ago, I used to work with a man called Dave (I wish I could remember his last name) who quite often said: Timing is  everything!   If he could see this picture, he would say it again, with emphasis, of that I am quite sure!!

The thing is- he is right! From cradle to grave, timing is everything!!! In fact, the Bible  agrees with this...

There is in fact, a time for EVERYTHING!!!

Ecclesiastes, Chapter 3  (World English Bible)
  1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven:  (emphasis added)
  2 a time to be born,
and a time to die;
a time to plant,
and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
  3 a time to kill,
and a time to heal;
a time to break down,
and a time to build up;
  4 a time to weep,
and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn,
and a time to dance;
  5 a time to cast away stones,
and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace,
and a time to refrain from embracing;
  6 a time to seek,
and a time to lose;
a time to keep,
and a time to cast away;
  7 a time to tear,
and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence,
and a time to speak;
  8 a time to love,
and a time to hate;
a time for war,
and a time for peace.  

Recognizing the appropriate time to do something can make the difference between success or failure in life.   The thing is- are we willing to recognize an opportunity when it is right in front of us?

Don't put off what  is presented to you!!!

2 Corinthians, Chapter 6 (WEB)
  1 Working together, we entreat also that you not receive the grace of God in vain, 2 for he says, 
“At an acceptable time I listened to you,
in a day of salvation I helped you.”

Behold, now is the acceptable time. Behold, now is the day of salvation.   (emphasis added)

Now, now is the time to seek God and accept the grace of God that leads to salvation from the just penalty for the sins we have committed!

What Saul   did when he saw the light!!!

Acts, Chapter 22 (WEB)
3 “I am indeed a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, instructed according to the strict tradition of the law of our fathers, being zealous for God, even as you all are this day.  4 I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.  5 As also the high priest and all the council of the elders testify, from whom also I received letters to the brothers, and traveled to Damascus to bring them also who were there to Jerusalem in bonds to be punished.  6 As I made my journey, and came close to Damascus, about noon, suddenly a great light shone around me from the sky.  7 I fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to me, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?’   8 I answered, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ He said to me, ‘I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you persecute.’ 

  9  “Those who were with me indeed saw the light and were afraid, but they didn’t understand the voice of him who spoke to me.  10 I said, ‘What shall I do, Lord?’ The Lord said to me, ‘Arise, and go into Damascus. There you will be told about all things which are appointed for you to do.’   11 When I couldn’t see for the glory of that light, being led by the hand of those who were with me, I came into Damascus.  12 One Ananias, a devout man according to the law, well reported of by all the Jews who lived in Damascus,  13 came to me, and standing by me said to me, ‘Brother Saul, receive your sight!’ In that very hour I looked up at him.  14 He said, ‘The God of our fathers has appointed you to know his will, and to see the Righteous One, and to hear a voice from his mouth.  15 For you will be a witness for him to all men of what you have seen and heard.  16 Now why do you wait? Arise, be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.’  (emphasis added)

We know Saul by the  name of Paul, who was an Apostle of Jesus. This man listened and had his sins washed away in baptism.

Have you?