Sherri Gragg

Juggler of words and children…collector of pottery shards

Eagerly Waiting

This morning I caught a huge turtle for the kids in a neighbor’s yard.  Now, it is positively surrounded by five kids and a puppy and surprise, surprise, it won’t stick its head out of its shell for anything.  It would help if Little Man would leave it alone, but of course, he can’t.  After all, it is a dream come true!

It occurs to me as I watch the children watch the turtle that turtles are much more patient than children.  Oh, it is hard to wait for something so wonderful. 

All children of God are waiting for something wonderful, and some of us are even waiting eagerly.  Philipians 3:20 says, “We also eagerly wait for the Savior.”

Sometimes though, we get so bogged down in the battle that we are lulled into a fatalistic stupor, forgetting that though the journey is often hard, we are already victorious.

The Savior is returning!  The day and the time for the trumpet’s blast calling the Redeemed home is set, and none can delay its sounding.  We are promised a new Heaven, a new Earth, and the absolute redemption of our fallen, broken, wounded flesh.

Every tear will be wiped away. 

It is certainly something worth our eager anticipation; a promise so precious that it makes even the most sorrowful day sweeter.

“Father,

Thank you for the sure promise of your return.  With Believers from every corner of the globe I pray: ‘Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus!”  Amen

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3 comments on “Eagerly Waiting

  1. Kiara
    July 23, 2008

    Thank you for this reminder of God’s Sovereignty and the big picture. It is so easy to lose perspective. We just added another little one to our family — that makes 3 additions to the family in 16 months — and I am stretched very thin as we deal with these little ones’ grief and pain. Thank you for that reminder that God is victorious, and we are victorious, and someday that pain will be redeemed! Praise God. 🙂

  2. Peggy
    July 31, 2008

    Just me…inviting you to a special day on this FRIDAY! C’mon over and visit me and make my day!

    I adopted my two children now grown and so I come here often and just read to remember those joys and trials!

    Sherri…how precious and big is your heart! Bless you and yours!

  3. Peggy
    August 13, 2008

    Sherri… I’m at it again! I think you’re enjoying the last of your summer days! Good for you!

    Stop by and visit with me soon… there will be something special waiting for you. It’s in Tuesday the 12th of August post!

    Blessings, Sharing the Love and Friendship

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