Galatians 4:4-5 (ESV)

But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, [5] to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.

Do you wonder what it would have been like if Jesus had been born in a more technologically advanced age than the one He was born in? Do you ever wish that He had been on earth with the technologies that we now possess? Wouldn’t it have been great if Jesus had been born in a time when He could be interviewed on television, had His miracles retrievable on You Tube, had a blog of divine teachings appearing on His web site every day? How great would it be to be able to hear His actual voice, see His actual face, watch His actual miracles and listen to Him simply destroy the “wisdom” of His enemies with His flawless arguments?

The fact is, that it would not have been better at all. The verse before us this morning says that Jesus came in “the fulness of time”. That means that it was at the exact right time. God knew what He was doing and when Jesus came to save us He did it better than any way we could have devised.

It is better. It is far far better that Jesus is not on You Tube, Television, and Facebook. (Oh dear, just thinking about Facebook makes me glad that Jesus came when He did) We are called to live by faith and Jesus on line would not be conducive to that.

We should rejoice that we are not the ones who decide how God should do things. His plan to save people from their sins was worked out perfectly and is being fulfilled every day, just as it should be. Wherever we would change it, would have made it worse. It is a very good thing that God did not consult with any creature when He formulated to save mankind before the world began. Salvation itself would be flawed because of their input and there would be no security at all. Our faith would be in doubt and so would God’s ability to save us.

Rejoice today that God does all things well and that no matter how we think He could have done some things better, we are just wrong about that and glad that He does not take His cues from us.

Try to remember this the next time your prayers are not answered the way that you think they should be or you are tempted to think that you would have done things better. A good dose of Job 38-41 will be very helpful at this point. Here is just a sample of God taking Job to task for his attitude regarding his sufferings:

1Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said:

2″Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? 3 Dress for action like a man;

I will question you, and you make it known to me.

4″Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?

Tell me, if you have understanding.

5Who determined its measurements—surely you know!

Or who stretched the line upon it?

6On what were its bases sunk,

or who laid its cornerstone,

7when the morning stars sang together

and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

8″Or who shut in the sea with doors

when it burst out from the womb,

9when I made clouds its garment

and thick darkness its swaddling band,

10and prescribed limits for it

and set bars and doors,

11and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther,

and here shall your proud waves be stayed’?

It is always tempting to think that we can do things better than the way God has done them. How thankful we should be that God does all things well and does not change from doing that simply because we have what we think is a better idea.