Sunday, December 11, 2016

And We Wait.....


The tree is up.
The ornaments are hung.
Garlands are draped and lights are twinkling.
We count the days.
We read the books.
We watch the movies.
We listen to the music.
And we wait.

We go about our daily duties.
We learn.
We clean.
We cook.
We play.
But this month we add more.
We bake the special treats.
We cook the fancy meals.
We hide away to craft gifts and wrap presents.
And we wait.

This month we've had to wait for the results of our country's elections.
We don't leave the house.
We pray.
We listen to the radio.
We check the news dozens of times a day.
We hold our breath.
And we wait.

Every day we inch a bit closer to the day we celebrate Jesus' birth.
Emmanuel, God with us.
We think of how He came, and why He came, and we try to wrap our finite minds around infinite love.
Jesus, the One who will save His people from their sins.
We tell the beautiful story again.
We sing the carols.
And we wait.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Patty! You and your family are on my prayer list this week (I'm a student at Crown and also work for the Missions Department of TBC) and so I decided to leave a quick note and let you know I'm praying for you all. I really enjoyed reading this post and seeing all those pictures. Thank you for all you do! God bless you!