As we mature as Christians, waiting becomes a tool for God to help us. Dietrich Bonhoeffer in the book God is in the Manger writes, “For the greatest, most profound, tenderest things in the world, we must wait. It happens not here in a storm but according to the divine laws of sprouting, growing, and becoming.” P4 Sometimes we feel like young children waiting for Christmas to come feeling as if the clock is out to get us but as we come to a deeper understanding of waiting we can see the importance of growth through waiting.
As Christians, we once again enter into the season of Advent; the season of waiting to celebrate the birth of our Messiah and the great prophesy that God will come in human form to save us all. Bonhoeffer continues in God is in the manger with, “The Advent season is a season of waiting, but our whole life is an Advent season, that is, a season of waiting for the last Advent, for the time when there will be a new heaven and a new earth.” P2
Yes, waiting can be difficult but we as Christians each year join together in a season of waiting so that we can once again be reminded of the Hope, Joy, Peace, and Love that was born on Christmas day.
May your Advent season be a blessed season and as always, thank you for reading this far.