By Linda Cox

But I trust in You, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in Your hands…. Psalm 31:14-15a

As I turned the calendar page, I was reminded that 2012 is a Leap Year. February has 29 days because a Leap Day has been added to keep calendars synchronized with the earth’s rotation.

I learned recently that it is also necessary to synchronize the atomic clock with the earth’s rotation by adding or subtracting Leap Seconds. I didn’t even know there were Leap Seconds! But one is being added the end of this June!

Even with all this “leaping,” no calendar or clock used today is perfect. All are off by seconds, minutes, hours, or days every year when compared to the earth’s rotation. But man continues using Leap Days, Leap Seconds, and whatever else he can devise, determined to make calendars and clocks perfect, according to his time.

How easily we forget that it doesn’t matter how many seconds, minutes, hours, or days we have if they aren’t in alignment with God’s will. Our times are in His hands. Period.

Remember Mary and Martha? They waited four days after Lazarus’ death for Jesus to come. By their estimation, He was late. But contrary to what they thought, Jesus was right on time. Just as He will be right on time in our lives whether we are waiting for healing, a new job, a prodigal child to return home, a spouse to know the Lord, etc.

You see, God’s “clock” always keeps perfect time so that nothing in our lives is either too early or too late but always right on time. And we can rest in that thought no matter what man’s calculations may say.

In memory of Harry, my friend Sue’s husband, who, in the twinkling of an eye, went home to Glory at God’s perfect time on February 19, 2012.