Jesus hides during the Jewish festival. His followers wanted Him to be present and others to be aware of Him. Jesus even says "Now is not the right time....". This is a wonderful example of God's appointed time. We may believe that we know when things are to happen and what is to happen. It seems his followers thought they knew what was best, but "Father knows best".
How many times do we think "this should happen" or "now would be the right time"? We aren't meant to understand His plans or timing, but rather to accept them for our own good. A good father provides for his children when the time is right, not just because they ask for it. Giving a child what they want, when they want it (think cell phones, computers, text, social networking...etc) becomes harmful to the child. What if God just gives us what we want at the time we ask for it? Would we feel we are owed these things.
This is a great lesson in timing, but most importantly in patience. How has God shown us patience in our lives? What have we learned and gained from that?
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