Waiting And Anticipating

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It’s finally here! The time of year most, if not all, of us have waited for  –  spring! That is, according to the calendar. It’s been a long, cold winter, too, hasn’t it? Even the folks who are not accustomed to the bitting effects of old man winter donned a heavier coat and scarf this year. It’s definitely been one for the record books, regardless of where you live. But it’s over! It’s over! It’s over! We can rejoice and be glad as we wait with anticipation for the sun’s rays to pink our cheeks and tan our toes.

But, how good are we really when it comes to waiting?

Having to wait for something we want is nothing new for us; in fact, it’s something that we’ve wrestled with since biblical times.

Remember how the Israelites complained and grew impatient when they began their pilgrimage to the Promise Land? (Exodus 16)

And what about Abraham and Sarah? They are old, and Sarah is past child bearing years. She laughs when she over hears that she will have a child, and yet God promises and delivers to them the greatest of blessings! (Genesis 18)

Today while we wait and anticipate warmer weather, we must also wait and anticipate the arrival of Easter.

As Christians, Easter is our joy, our victory over death. Because of Jesus’s death and resurrection, we are the recipients of eternal life!

I don’t know about you, but I believe that if we can have an eternal life with Jesus, it will be worth the wait. For now, though, I am content to anticipate such a life with the Son of God!

How about you?

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Dear God:

I am waiting and anticipating.

I am a sinner, unworthy of your sacrifice, and humble, too, because you chose life for me.

I have no words.

I am, and always will be, forever grateful.

Amen

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