In The Waiting

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Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.” 

-Psalm 27:14

Advent. It is the waiting, the anticipation of what is coming. The first advent was the expectation that God would send a Messiah, and the result of that is why we celebrate Christmas!

But right now, as look forward to celebrate the birth of Christ in just a couple of days, it’s important to remember that we are in the middle of the second advent. We are waiting for when Christ will come again.

Yet, in the middle of the waiting, it can feel desperate at times. I know the feeling…when some Spiritual battles just seem like they will never be won…when people still die, even though we prayed for them to be healed…when it seems that the Lord is far away.

But, God is in control. He is our hope. And during this time of waiting, we have a firm confidence in the expectation that Jesus will come again and fulfill all the rest of His Word.

Did you know that there was a four-hundred year period were God was silent? It began with the last prophet in the Old Testament and ended with the coming of Christ. Do you think the Israelites felt abandoned? Frustrated? Desperate? Yet, God kept His promise to send a deliverer! And He has promised to come again.

That is our hope in this advent when we wonder where God is and why things are the way they are.

Jesus was sent, and He will be sent again.

He came as a lamb, He’ll come again as a lion.

When Jesus was born, it was as a peasant. At His second coming, He’ll come as the King.

When He was born in Bethlehem, hardly anyone knew. Next time? Every knee will bow and every tongue confess that He is Lord.

Christmas is a celebration of Christ’s first coming and also a reminder that He has unfinished business. That is our hope in the waiting.

In Christ,

Christopher

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I am Christopher and at the ripe old age of nineteen, I’m the oldest of this group! I really enjoy writing for the blog because it makes me spend time digging in to Scripture. In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer and piano (I play for my church). Joshua 24:15 is my favorite Scripture verse (right now!): “And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” I hope that this blog encourages you to stand up for Christ and strive to know Him better.

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  1. Bridget Gmail says:

    Love this!

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