As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this nearly six-acre tract of land, this farmhouse, this domain—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Waiting...




O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.


Waiting. Israel was waiting for a Savior. He was promised so many years ago, and yet He had not come. As I sing the words of this classic carol, I can feel the longing, the heart's yearning.

Waiting, whether for something good or bad, for something big or small, is difficult. It is hard to wait for an expected baby to be born, hard to wait for the impending death of a loved one. It is hard to wait for circumstances to change. It is hard to wait in a long line, hard to wait for Heaven. But waiting is the way of life.

Yes, God's people had been waiting and longing for their Messiah. And yet, sadly, most did not recognize Him when He came.

But the wonderful, joyous truth is this...
And it will be said in that day, "Behold, this is our GOD for whom we have waited that He might save us. This is the GOD for whom we have waited; let us REJOICE and be glad in HIS SALVATION!" ~Isaiah 25:9 NASV

8 comments:

  1. It's hard to fully grasp the wonder of it all, but what a wonder it is!

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  2. What a wonderful reminder to some who may be hurting. Thanks!

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  3. Waiting... it IS the way of life. Thank you for stirring my thoughts of anticipation of our redemption!

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  4. Waiting…I've not ever been very good at it. But this waiting, it will be worth it!

    Deanna

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  5. And waiting we are once again...sometimes I long so much for that day it can frighten me. And it is wonderful to know that His people will recognize Him one day. Now why do I feel like singing "He's Coming Soon"?

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  6. A wonderful post, Cheryl. Waiting and trusting Him.

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  7. This is an interesting and thought provoking post! Waiting...trusting....waiting. Your soo right!

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