Do you like to wait? I’m guessing that’s a “No!” Whether it’s instant oatmeal, high-speed internet or the express lane at the grocery store, we want it now. And if we have to wait, the journey from bored to aggravated to downright angry happens very quickly! The weeks leading up to Christmas only accelerate the pace of life, and yet the plan of the God of eternity cannot be rushed. “But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children” (Galatians 4:4-5). Jesus arrives right on time, but perhaps it seems like you’ve been waiting a long time for the Gift He brings?
This year as we wait in expectation for the arrival of Christ, let our souls join in the refrain of God’s people throughout the centuries proclaiming, “Come, Lord Jesus. Come.” And let us be here to receive Him, in our families and in our hearts.