Day Five: What are you waiting for?
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We wait for the arrival of our first born’s baby, who is awaiting the birth of her first born.
Tears fill my eyes as my heart explodes with such joy, as I think about this blessed gift that will soon make his/her first cry, that will change all our lives forever.
We wait… with anticipation and great joy!
Aren't we all waiting for something or someone?
What are you waiting for?
Did you know your wait stops now, because whatever you are waiting for is found under
the swaddling cloths that clothed the Baby that the world waited for?
When Jesus was born...there was a desperate need for a helpless, hopeless world....due to the ole sin nature inside all of the people back then....just like us. Sin that God can’t look upon. Sin that separates us from God.
It was at that time when the external sacrificial practices to atone for sin,
had NO POWER to change the HEARTS of man.
I feel God threw up his hands, and said to Jesus....
"Go down there my boy. They just don’t get it. They just can’t get it right. It is time to help them once and for all. "
SO This Baby became
The better way,
The only way.....
because the old way wasn’t working.
THE BETTER HOPE, as Hebrews 7:19 tells us:
"A better hope (JESUS) is introduced,
by which we draw near to God.”
A better hope which brings us into the presence of God!
The Better Hope in all things; than anything or anyone where we place our hope.
Hope born into our helplessness.
Isn’t that what hope is...hoping things change...hoping that they get better?
Well This Baby birthed a better way, when He became the Living Hope.
Hope in the PERFECT As He is the Perfect gift
A confident expectation and desire. A confident expectation that good things are coming.
Hope is CERTAINTY
It isn’t the “maybe it will happen" kind of hope, because The Baby could be touched!
Hope is strong confidence in the promises of God.
" Hope is not a granted wish or favor performed;
no, it is far greater than that.
It is a zany, unpredictable dependence on a God
who loves to surprise us out of our socks
and be there in the flesh to see our reaction. " (MAX LUCADO)
Hope fulfilled in The Baby…
“Behold I make things new”
Where do you need a newness…a new birth?
What are you hoping for?
I hope I get that job.
I hope I can make it through this?
I hope my relationship gets better?
I hope I can pay the bills? I hope I can get out of bed?
I hope I lose 10 pounds....and keep them off?
If Jesus is your HOPE, then the answers to your hopes do not matter...
Because He is Always the answer.
He is the hope that completes His answers for you.
IS a precious gift that we have to cleave to.
Just As a baby cleaves to it's mother we are to cleave to this baby…
What are you waiting for?