The Lord’s timing is perfect. I know that sentence is quoted so much it has become almost cliché. But I was reminded of the truth of it this past month as I visited my grandma. I had planned to visit her for a few days but on the day I arrived she was admitted to the ER for symptoms of a stroke. The doctors determined that although she would need assistance she would be ok, so they released her that evening. But since she lives alone she was in need of a lot of help while recovering. I was able to extend my stay to help her for a couple weeks. At 94-years-old I know she doesn’t have a whole lot of time left on this earth so I’m grateful for the extra time I got to spend with her.
One thing the incident did for me was it reminded me of how short life is and how real eternity is. The more I see what’s unfolding on the global stage the more I’m convinced that “today is the day of salvation.” I feel as though the Lord has been challenging me to keep my perspective eternal, to place proper value on that which is of eternal significance.
I’m extremely excited about my upcoming speaking tour through New Zealand in September. We live in a time when peace, purpose, and hope seem to be rare in people’s lives. I’m so grateful to get to share about Jesus and the peace, purpose, and hope that He brings in times such as these.