End of An Era

1 Samuel 8
As of December 15, 2017, AOL Instant Messenger products and services will be shut down and will no longer work. They are shutting down AIM, it is quietly disappearing into the night, a mere shadow of what it once was. The end of an era has come. We are in the final chapter of Samuel’s life and you and I both will see what he does with his transition over the next few chapters. The stage is set and change is coming for Samuel, for all of Israel as they approach the end of an era. The end of the judges.
The God that commonly provided at many times the last minute for His people, is and has always been actually providing at exactly the right time. To provide any earlier in many cases would leave room for Israel and would leave room for us to deny His involvement because until there is no room for human hope, hope won’t be found in Him. God will let each of us have our kings, but it will cost you until the day we can afford it no longer and that’s when, at what seems like the last minute but at what is actually the right time, He will restore us.