Monday, July 09, 2007

Waiting

We are in the midst of waiting for something. It's something we think we want pretty badly, but we have no control over the wait. There's no way to check on the progress or find out how much longer till we get it. We don't even know if we will get it. We just have to wait.

So yesterday I was praying on the way to church that God would confirm for me whether or not we are doing the right thing. I mean it's been about three months since the clock started ticking. In our fast paced society, three months is a long time. Though it's funny now, we actually thought the whole thing would take about four weeks. Now we're passing twelve. I have, on several occasions, begun to wonder if maybe the answer is 'No' or 'Not yet'. I wanted a sign. Something that would encourage me and help me hang on for a little while longer. And since I was asking, I went ahead and asked Him to make it big enough that I couldn't miss it.

I didn't miss it.

Michael usually starts our services off with worship. Yesterday Pastor Dan started it - with a word about waiting. He talked about the difference between waiting for something because you just have to - like a check-out line, and waiting for something you want really bad. He reminded everyone that our timing is not God's timing and he read the scripture that promises strength for those who get weary. I was in the sound booth at the back of the sanctuary, but Michael and I locked eyes and grinned. It was so clearly for us. I couldn't miss it. And I wanted to giggle because Pastor Dan doesn't know a bit about what we're waiting for, or that we're even waiting for anything!

But it gets better. Because not only did I get that unmistakable word of encouragement, but I also got to see a glimpse of what we are waiting for. It was so amazing that I felt joyful tears pooling in my eyes. That was way more than I asked for. I just needed a little reassurance. God gave me that, plus a very special gift. And a bit of respect for Michael, just for good measure.

There's an old Gaither song that says :

"I just feel like something good is about to happen.
I just feel like something good is on it's way.
He has promised that he'd open all of heaven.
And brother it could be this very day."

That's kinda how I feel about waiting now. Something good is coming, and you know, it could be today!

1 comment:

Scott and Dena said...

Oh, I can't take it! WHAT are you waiting for??? Please tell us you will share when the time is right!

Dena, who knows exactly what you mean about waiting