There’s a great country song called, “Timing Is Everything,” from the Country Strong movie soundtrack. And it talks about, you guessed it, the importance of timing. We meet the love of our life by walking into a room at just the right time to meet them. We find that great job by meeting just the right person who can connect us.
Here is a picture of my son crossing some rocks over the water at Reencaheragh Strand in Portmagee. The rocks were prominent and easy to traverse at this picture-taking moment, but when he came back an hour later, the tide was coming in, fast, and not much of the rocks were visible. Needless to say, he picked up his pace. If he had been an hour later, he would have had to scramble up on the cliff and find another way home. Timing.
But there is a Keeper of the Time, One who knows exactly when and how and where we should be. God knows just what time it is, and we just need to follow Him and listen to the ticking of His clock. I think I’ve pushed the time metaphors at this point, but you know what I mean. God is always right on time, never early, never late.