Anyone with a child has heard the impatient refrain of “are we there yet?” (Perhaps I still am that child on some levels…) As my grandchildren become more excited, I think and am reminded that too often we miss out on the moment because of that excitement. We want to get somewhere Get something over. Receive something new.
Here are Mary and Joseph on the night before the birth of their son, Jesus. And they hear “there is no room here”.
I remember many years ago being in a hospital room with a woman and a nurse as the nurse told the woman she was not dilated. She was not ready to have a child. The next moment expletives and a punch through the wall. I said “perhaps we will wait for the doctor.” The woman had crossed that line into what many folks call transition.
How did Mary feel? We don’t see that. I am not looking for the nitty gritty, but was she like Sarah, whom God rewrote her history from her laughter at God in the old testament to woman of faith in the new with chapter 11 of Hebrews. Or did she just await quietly?
Come on. You are giving birth to the King! To God Himself made man.
As many of you travel to see friends and family. To be loved and to love, the King is in the house. While many await a triumphant return, He is here. Now.
Are we there yet? I think the answer is YES! We are here. He is here. And the potential to change things is immense.
Over the last week I have viewed news on race and color, war and sickness, finances up and lives down and my thought is “nothing is impossible” for God through His people. His people have raised the dead, healed the sick seen the lame walk and the blind to see. What are you impatient for? He is HERE! Through Christ miracles occur on a daily basis.
I had a vision of a man overturning rocks to reveal locate treasure and I felt many are removing the rocks that hinder. Sometimes your answer is “under the rock”. Like Mary and pregnant woman around the world, everything has a season. A season has a beginning and an ending. (That alone is good news for many!)We have begun to see the power of love in this month of December. There is an anticipation, an excitement in the air. Like Mary, the baby is going to be born. To see God expressed through His people is happening. Rather than “oh no” we ought to consider declaring “here we go!” I think that is it. Here we go! Maybe your transition has not been the prettiest. Maybe there is a wall needing repairs. But you are here!
Are we there yet? I am pretty sure we are. The straw, the animals, the lowly settings. Who is really paying attention? Besides God and a few angels, a shepherd or two and Simeon and Anna who have waited a long, long time.
Our lives but a doorway for the the King to enter. The King didn’t “leave the building” He was simply waiting for room. Any room.
We are in the midst of a great “push out-push through” time. Mighty things are happening. And like that little boy in the commercial, “I can’t sleep. I am too excited!”