December 30 Worth the Wait

32-jesus-starFor a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us… Isaiah 9:6 (NAS)

In 1987, our first child was due at Thanksgiving. But November quietly turned into December, and our son still hadn’t made his appearance. As I anxiously awaited Kevin’s birth, I couldn’t help but compare my time of waiting with Mary’s. With the season of Advent upon us, I began to anticipate what God would do through my child, and Isaiah 9:6 took on a special meaning for me. I prayed Kevin would know Christ early in his life, and always be faithful to Him.

As I waited eagerly to see my son’s face for the first time, I thought of how beautiful it will be to see my Savior’s face for the first time. As I waited with my ever-increasing heavy load (Kevin was 9 1/2 pounds at birth!), I was reminded of the heaviness of this life’s burdens and how Jesus promises to be our rest (Matthew 11:28-30). And as I waited, not knowing the time or date of his birth, I was reminded that even if it seems that Christ is delaying his return, He’s coming again soon!

Almost 27 years later, I don’t remember the discomfort of that waiting time. What stands out to me is how much he was worth the wait. And every day my Savior tarries only makes His second coming that much sweeter!

Father, help me eagerly anticipate your Son’s return with a heart that waits on Him.

Belinda Dunn

Categories Archive Christmas 2014, Devotions | Tags: , , | Posted on December 30, 2014

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