Advent 2019

December 1, 2019

We are all waiting for something or someone. As instantaneous as our world may seem today, the truth is, we are all called to wait at times.

We wait for the perfect job. A baby. The restoration of a relationship. Love. The answer to the hard questions. Physical healing. Forgiveness. Perfect peace. And so much more.

There are so many things and so many people in our waiting. All threads of this life that somehow weave together our life story. Yes, in the waiting we often discover the true beauty of our brokenness through the very presence of God himself.

If you are in a season of waiting, try and remember. God is faithfully present in your waiting. Even though you are waiting, rest assured, He is working.

Just as He did long ago.

As we wait on the glorious coming of Jesus, may our hearts find peace this season. Knowing that even the very angels in heaven waited anxiously I am sure. For the coming of that glorious night. Anticipating the unfolding of God’s promise in which they might play a small part.

And in what could have seemed like forever or perhaps only a brief moment, the Lord began to move heaven and earth ushering in the very life that would ultimately give His life as the greatest sacrifice in all the world. Realizing that every single, tiny detail of His perfect redemption plan came to pass through the birth of one tiny babe. And even though generation after generation awaits His second coming, we can find peace in our waiting.

Trusting God is listening. Believing God is faithful. And, finding the sweetness of hope even in our waiting, as this Advent season unfolds the beauty of God’s prophesies and promises. Yes, in the waiting, we can trust He is truly, Immanuel. God with us.

‘Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.’ Isaiah 7:14

‘Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord;
Lord, hear my voice.
Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy.
If you, Lord, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand?
But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you.
I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.
I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning. Israel, put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.
He himself will redeem Israel from all their sins.’
Psalm 130

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