Monday, December 12, 2011

Look Up

But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, come of woman, come under law, that he might redeem those under law, that we might receive sonship.” Galatians 4:4-5 DARBY
Time is pregnant.  There are pregnant pauses, time pregnant with anticipation, ripe time.  The time could be now; it may be not until tomorrow?  The time is marching onward toward fulfillment.  Are you anticipating it?  Look up from your trudging feet; shuffling through your day filled with irritations, anxiety, to-do's, and worries.  Look up from that nose being flattened by the old grindstone.  Look, and see!  

God sent forth his Son - Light of very light; from out of the darkness comes a brilliant light to illuminate dark lives that are filled with boredom, despair, illness, and misery.  A Savior has come to lift you from mundane to certainty and assurance.  This is the assurance we receive soon and very soon: that we aren't empty, worthless creatures but children bearing the image of God, adopted into God's own family where God cares for us like a parent.  The time is pregnant with anticipation for this coming -- the coming of age of this certainty in you and for your life.  Look up for that light, and wait for it; blessing is nearer than you can guess.

Open our eyes and hearts dear Lord, for the coming of your Son into the world.  Bless us in our anticipation and free us to dream the dreams you have for us.  Amen.

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