Monday, November 25, 2013

Long Expected Jesus

The Lord is not slow about His promises as some people count slowness. Israel had waited for the Son of David ever since the kingdom began to fall apart when Solomon’s sons rebelled. That was a long wait. For over 900 years they waited, with glimpses of hope when the temple was rebuilt, to hopes dashed again amidst Roman domination.
How long, O Lord, will You delay? When will You save us from our enemies? When will You deliver us from the enemy of our souls?
Thanks be to God that He is not slow about His promises. At just the right time, the Messiah, the Savior of Israel, the Son of God, Emmanuel, God with us, the Savior of the nations, the Savior of the world, was born of a virgin, to save His people from their sins.
We, too, wait for our Savior. We call upon Him to save us from our sins. We call and He hears and He arrives to grant us pardon, a peace that passes understanding and hope fulfilled.

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