Today is the fifteenth day of Advent. Each day I will post a short blog aimed at kids that will help tell God’s story from the beginning to the birth of Jesus. And each day Meghan, my wife, will make a Christmas Tree ornament that helps us to remember the day’s Advent lesson. If you want to make them along with us all you will need is some felt, some glue, and some ribbon.I hope you will join us each day this Advent.You can catch up on any post you may have missed by clicking here.
Today is December 15th. Do you know what that means? There is only 10 days left until Christmas! Meghan wrapped some presents yesterday and put them under the tree. It was really hard to keep Simeon, Ariella and Asher out of them. They wanted to investigate each present. I can’t really blame them for that, I am getting pretty excited too. The funny thing is I know what most of the presents are but I am still dying to open them. I don’t want to wait, I want to open them now.
I am lousy at waiting. I always have been. Either I get so impatient I drive myself crazy (like at Christmas) or I get so bored I stop paying attention (like standing in lines at the grocery store). When it comes to waiting that is pretty much my too moods I am either bored, or bonkers.
Advent is all about waiting. Which can make the season hard. God promised us that he was going to give us something really awesome, which makes me feel bonkers waiting for it, just like waiting to open my Christmas presents. But he also made these promises a long, long long time ago, which means I can get kind of bored waiting, like standing in a line.
God says this to his friend Habakkuk about waiting, ‘If it seems slow in coming, wait. It’s on its way. It will come right on time.’ God’s promises alway come true, even if they take a long time. Just like I know it is only ‘ten more sleeps’ until Christmas, I know every day I am getting closer to seeing everything God promised come true. It is just that waiting can be really hard.
Today on the fifteenth day of Advent we remember that God always keeps his promises even if we have to wait for them.