Again Jesus came iust in time The two little boys, brothers, were sick at the same time and their mother and father were troubled and afraid. Both of their children were hospitalized with the high fevers and distressed digestive tracts common to the disease. The older boy was five and his little brother was two. The health department had searched and taken samples, tested and investigated but no source of the infection was ever found. The typhoid fever that afflicted them was never sourced and it's origin remained an unsolved mystery. It was the late 1940's and most bad water had been identified. The war had brought on great changes in medicine due to the number of wounded veterans coming back home. Typhoid was a deadly killer and had taken millions of lives all over the world. No telling where the disease had come from. The sickness wasn't immediately identified which allowed it to get a good foothold on their small systems. The only real treatment at that time was the miracle drug penicillin. It was relatively new at that time and was just coming into general use. The two lads were pumped full of the stuff and it saved their lives. They were both allergic to the drug after that and could never take it again without breaking out in hives. The father and mother's hours of bedside vigils were finally over and their prayers and those of the minister who came to pray, had been answered with a yes. They must have felt powerless watching their sons lying there in the hospital. Their tearful prayers were answered just in time by the saving hand of God who is rarely early but never ever late. A God that loves us without measure. Without asking whether we are worthy of His love. The older boy was named Frank and the younger Jimmy, my little brother. God saved us from death just in the nick of time and that wouldn't be the last occasion. I still thank Him for it. Jimmy is older now and a little the worse for wear like his elder brother, but by God's grace we're still here. So many times through this swift life God has delivered me and my family just in time. Since that's His way I know that every true Christian could tell many stories of last minute deliverances. Waiting is part of being a Christian. Lots of waiting. All the things that others take for granted we've had to wait for. A home, children, provision and all kinds of necessities. We've been crippled like Jacob. We will never take another step without considering the Lord Jesus, God Almighty. Once He's touched you you can never ever look to anyone else for your needs. He does much of His work through other men but if you have basic Christian discernment you really know that it is the hand of God moving through the hands of men. Living by faith is all I know, all my family knows. I'm nothing at at all but I trust Him who is everything to me. Whether we live or die we belong to Him. Those that don't know Him included. We mark time when we are waiting for God. We notice the passage of time. But the amount of waiting doesn't matter. We are waiting for Jesus and just knowing He will come makes all the waiting seem as nothing. In my spirit I can see a group of people gathered and gazing down a lonely country lane. They're awaiting the savior. Psalm 62:5 KJVS My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. Proverbs 8:34 KJVS Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. Psalm 123:2 KJVS Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God, until that he have mercy upon us. Psalm 37:39 KJVS But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord : he is their strength in the time of trouble. You are likely waiting on something from God if you are a Christian. A large part of our lives are spent waiting so we need to do it in peace. Waiting while agitated and fretting makes the wait very long and arduous. Habakkuk 2:3 NASB "For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay. It will come whatever it is and it will be just in time. The heave offering. Lift up your hands and arms to God in praise and worship. Heaving them implies that they are so heavy, so burdensome that lifting them to Jesus the Christ in praise is nearly impossible. This is the very time when it means the most to God and to the believer. The heave offering is mentioned over and over again in the books of the old testament. The sacrifice of praise is dear to the Lord for He sees that we are crucifying our flesh in the act of heaving up our hands. It's easy to praise and worship God when times are good but when adversity strikes those hands get heavy as lead. Heave them up and watch as your heart goes right up with them. Praise the Lord of hosts, For the Lord is good, For "His mercy endures forever”— and for those who will bring the SACRIFICE OF PRAISE into the house of the Lord - that's us, the Lord will arise with healing in His wings. Whatever your need is the savior will certainly come just in time. He's sometimes early but never ever late. Keep looking for Him. Watching at His gates. Proverbs 8:34 (NKJV) Blessed is the man who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at the posts of my doors.