13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
That I would see the goodness of the LORD
In the land of the living. 14 Wait on the LORD;
Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the LORD!
Sometimes it is difficult to wait isn’t it? I remember as a kid, it seemed Christmas would
never get here. Between hearing Christmas music, opening the Advent calendar every
day, Advent church services, and even practicing the special Christmas Program the
Lutheran School I attended would put on for the congregation; it just seemed like
forever. Well, I know that these verses of Psalm 27 aren’t referring to waiting due to
excitement but they are referring to the impatience God’s people display when
problems, trials, and difficulties come their way but still waiting on the Lord applies to
every situation whether the emotion is fear or excitement. In Genesis 3:15 God
promised a Messiah. Just think, through Noah, then Abraham, and Moses, for
thousands of years every woman at the birth of her son wondered, “Is this Him, the
promised Messiah?” Do you think those mothers had to “wait on the Lord?”
3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world.
4 But when the fullness of the time had
come, God sent forth His Son, born
of a woman, born under the law, 5
to redeem those who were under the law, that we might
receive the adoption as sons.
But at just the right time, or “the fullness of time” The Lord sent the Messiah, just as He
promised way back in Genesis 3:15! Jesus lived the perfect life that sinful humans can’t
and took the punishment for the sins of His people on the cross. Now getting back to
Christmas 2016; when it finally does arrive, it’s over in what seems like a second. All
that anticipation and just like that – it’s over! Oh, my dear Believer, ever since Jesus
ascension when He promised to return, we too are waiting and have been waiting for
thousands of years. We should be waiting, expecting His return, at any time, any
second, in the blink of an eye. We need to be as excited as children are for Christmas;
awaiting our long expected Jesus to return.