Advent season is a season of waiting. Waiting isn’t exactly what many people today do well. We enjoy the fast-food drive through, shopping on-line and not having to wait in line in the store, and so many other areas of our lives where we wait. Yet, the idea of waiting for something that is spiritual is often very difficult. We come to God in prayer with our concerns—and yet, we don’t want to wait for the answer. Our instant gratification culture of today has a hard time waiting for anything—let alone anything that has spiritual overtones to it!
But what is it about the waiting that makes a difference in our lives? Jesus said in Rev. 3:20 that he is standing at the door, waiting. What is Jesus waiting for? He is waiting for you and me to open that door and invite Him in. The idea is for each of us to consistently be open to whatever the Lord may have for us. Jesus wants to come in and “eat” with us. In other words, to be a part of the normal day in and day out aspects of our lives.
Life gets extremely hectic during the Christmas season, but we are invited to wait, to wait for the coming of Christ, and to open our lives fresh and new to His presence with us—Immanuel, God with us! The Book if Isaiah tells us that they who wait upon the Lord will renew their strength. How about you, are you willing to wait? During this Advent season we invite you to come worship with us as we together wait on the Lord to touch our lives! It will be worth your time! Our worship service begins at 10:30 every Sunday morning.