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It is the morning after Christmas. At this point, all the gifts are unwrapped and opened. We’ve oohed and ahhed over each and tried them on and played with them and laughed over them. For all those who need to know, there are only 363 days 15 hours 17 minutes (as of this writing) left until Christmas 2015 🙂

This morning I am thinking about how much time is spent waiting  ….

  • in lines
  • for promotions
  • for a house
  • for a job opening
  • for retirement
  • for a baby to be arrive
  • to get a grade back on an exam
  • for a day off
  • for healing
  • for birthdays, anniversaries and other celebrations
  • for a vacation
  • to get married
  • for the coffee to finish perking {{oops, that me this morning!!!}}

We wait a lot and often. Waiting, as defined by, is “to remain inactive or in a state of repose, as until something expected happens; to be available or in readiness; to postpone or delay in expectation”.

We remain inactive -resting – until something expect happens.

But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the Law. (Galatians 4:4)

God also knew about waiting. He had set the time in the course of all mankind for Christ to come. Here’s the thing I learned this morning about the word “fully”  – “it denotes the completion of a particular period of time previously ordained and appointed” (from the New Testament Lexical Aids). It also means “to make full, to fill up”.

What is it we are waiting for or waiting to happen?

We wait, resting in Him, until something happens. The NLT puts it this way, “but when the right time came, God sent his Son.” If it hasn’t happened yet, perhaps He knows it is not the right time just yet. But when the right time comes, the time set by Him, He is going to fill you up beyond your expectations. He is going to knock your socks off!

You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. (Psalms 139:16, NLT)

May we wait in expectation for the set time to fully come.


Today I am joining with … Fellowship Fridays and Friendship Friday and Blessing Counters and Faith Filled Friday .