Day 24 | Behold, We Wait
The past few weeks, I have been reading the Nativity story over and over again, mostly in Luke, although sometimes Matthew, John, and Mark. Even just physically looking at my Bible opened to the Nativity, I see pages and pages of waiting. The left side of my Bible is thicker than the right, giving me a visual of the journey. There are pages of waiting, pages of prophesy, and pages of prayers. A whole people, a nation, Israel, was a nation of waiting... waiting for a messiah, a deliverer, a savior.
Then when they were not supposed to wait any longer, angels said, "Behold!" There was a star, there were shepherds, and there was a baby.
Joseph strikes me for he waited. He was born waiting, and then when Mary told him of her pregnancy, he was utterly confused. He prepared to quietly divorce his pregnant betrothed until God gave him a dream where an angel told him to trust the miracle.
He awoke and did what the angel commanded.
During this Advent, do we wait?
Do we know our expectant messiah, deliverer, and savior, Jesus?
Do we listen to the Lord declaring, "Behold!" to us daily?
Do we trust the miracle?