Are you in a state of waiting?
What exactly are you waiting for? For those of us who celebrate the resurrection, waiting is the name of the game. After all, this was only Jesus’ first coming.
Mark 16:1-7 tells of the women who, in their desperation and grief, wait for “the Sabbath to pass.” They then head out early on the third day with spices to anoint Jesus in the tomb.
Huddled together, other disciples would have been waiting to experience the fallout of the crucifixion.
“What’s to become of us?” “Where do we go from here?” “What was that?”
They’d have known it was only a matter of time before those who knew they’d followed Christ came plowing down their doors.
Sure, today we have to wait for the big day too. But we can head to Costco in preparation or go to the movies. Oh, sure we’re waiting for the family to arrive and the meat to marinate, but doesn’t quite compare, does it? All our waiting is on this side of the resurrection.
But waiting can also, like for the first century church, be brutal. We’re all waiting for something.
- The phone to ring.
- The text to come.
- The “yes” to come.
- The weather to change.
- The spouse to arrive.
So, like the women who followed Jesus all the way to the cross, then to the tomb, remember this:
In their waiting, they moved out.
Actively wait. In prayer. In hope. In expectation. In Christ.
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Your Calling For Today
While you wait for what you wait for, lean into Christ. Love Him. Trust Him. Worship and watch for Him.