Wait for It
So, we are in the season of waiting. That what Advent is, it is a season of waiting, waiting with joyful anticipation of our coming Savior. But, seldom is there joy in waiting. There isn’t joy because we are often waiting for good news that seems like it will never arrive. Some of you are waiting for employment. There are couples who are waiting for the gift of child. Maybe your marriage is crumbling right in front of you and you’re waiting for your wondering spouse to return. Perhaps you’re waiting for forgiveness. You’re waiting for a call from your doctor saying that you’re going to be okay. There are some who are waiting for that morning to come when they actually feel like getting out of bed.
Most of us have experienced or are experiencing a painful time in our lives. If you haven’t yet…just wait. It is in these moments that we hope for good news, but too often we find ourselves waiting and we don’t know if it is ever going to get better. What do you do in those moments? In this season, we look to the manger and we see the One who changed the world forever. But we have to wait and that is hard for us because we want to be in control. We want things to happen in our time, but things don’t happen that way do they?
The Bible says that it was the sixth month of the year that the angel was sent to Mary (Luke 1:26). Luke provides a specific time when the angel announced the miraculous conception of Jesus to Mary. Additionally, Paul writes in his letter to Galatians, that in “the fullness of time” (Galatians 4:4), God sent His Son. You see, there was an exact time in human history that God designed for the appearance of Jesus, our Savior. God didn’t say that, “maybe now is a good time.” No, it was specifically timed; it was part of a plan.
So my friend, no matter what you’re going through, no matter how dark your circumstance is, the Lord has the right moment for you and will penetrate the darkness with light. Just as it was perfectly timed with the birth of Jesus, there is a precise moment when the Lord will approach you and your waiting will be over.
"She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins." - Matthew 1:21