Our soul waits for the LORD,
who is our help and our shield,
For in him our hearts rejoice;
in his holy name we trust.
I am sure that “waiting” has always been a difficult thing to do; however, today in a world of instantaneous-ness, it can be excruciating. Waiting for the train, waiting in line for a meal, waiting for a text message or a telephone call, even waiting for something to load on your computer, the little wheel turning around and around and around, well, it can be very frustrating. But waiting is an action that can also build expectancy, incite hope, strengthen faith. Throughout the Bible, we see examples of God asking God’s people to wait until it was God’s time. Whether it was waiting to get to the promised land or waiting for the coming Messiah, because of the faith of God’s people, they waited with a kind of holy patience, one of the defining characteristics of the spiritually mature. This Christmas season, let us be filled with the same.
Prayer: Dear Christ, as we wait for you, we pray that you will hold us close and tenderly, for we know that you will arrive right on time.
~ Chad Gurley