How do you feel about waiting? Are you able to face months and years on anticipation with grace and patience, or do you struggle to hold on when the days get long? This Fall we’ve studied several minor prophets who have called God’s people to repentance. Amos, Jonah, Hosea, and Micah each warned of God’s judgment and entreated their readers to turn back to God. However, they also included a gracious message of hope: God would one day bring restoration. That restoration would come through the birth of the long-awaited Messiah.
December is just a few weeks away, and with it comes our new Winter 2022-23 study of John 1-11. In it, we’ll take a closer look at Jesus’s birth and celebrate the coming of our long-awaited Messiah. “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. We observed his glory, the glory as the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). The One who was promised has come! Jesus’s birth changed everything.
Does waiting come easy for you? For me, it all depends on what I’m waiting for. Thankfully, we don’t have to wait on this truth: Jesus came to earth to make salvation possible. He is our Provider and Restorer! God has delivered on every promise He has made and we can (patiently) trust Him to continue to do so.