The announcement by Jesus that "the time has come" was partly an invitation to recognize the connection between the epic story of creation and the particulars of our lives in the here and now. Where we live and the times we live in are the place from which we will seek the God that can be found. We are not here by accident. We were made for this time and place. And our lives are pregnant with meaning and purpose.
So Paul took his stand in the open space at the Areopagus and laid it out for them: "I'm here to introduce you to this God.... He doesn't play hide-and-seek with us. He's not remote; he's near. We live and move in him, can't get away from him!" ~Acts 17