Carol Round on Our Days are Already Determined

A person’s days are determined; you have decreed the number of his months and have set limits he cannot exceed”—Job 14:5 (NIV).

On Christmas morning, as I was reading one of my daily devotionals, something I’d never thought about grabbed my attention. Forty days and forty years are significant in the Bible. However, while reading my daily devotional, the number forty weeks was mentioned.

The devotional, written by O.S. Hawkins, appears in his book titled, “The Believer’s Code.” He writes, “Jesus came to earth as a helpless, tiny seed planted in the womb of a young Jewish virgin. Forty weeks later, Jesus was born in a filthy stable.”

When I googled the length of a pregnancy, I discovered differing opinions for this gestation time. Some sites base the time period on the number of days in a month. However, according to several sites, the average length of pregnancy is counted at 40 weeks.

Jesus Wasn’t Average

We know, however, that Jesus wasn’t your average child. Born of a virgin as God’s only Son, He came to save us from ourselves. “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!” (2 Corinthians 9:15).

God’s indescribable gift was born for such a time as this. His days were pre-determined. His ministry was a mere three years. His lifespan, only 33.

We, too, have been born at just the right time. Our parents were chosen for us. Whether we’re born at 40 weeks, or earlier or later, it’s all part of God’s plan. The length of our lives is in His hands.

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SOURCE: Assist News Service, Carol Round