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I woke up even earlier than usual, so early in fact, the coffee pot has not even begun to drip. The time the pot is set for has not yet come.

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’s 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 fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law.” (Galatians 4:4, NASB)

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 about the word “fullness” from the New Testament Lexical Aids:

  • “It denotes the completion of a particular period of time previously ordained and appointed.”
  • It also means “to make full, to fill up”.

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

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 us up beyond our expectations.

Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them.”
(Psalm 139:16, NASB)

May we wait in expectation for the fullness of time,
for it will be the right time.

Susan Shipe reminds us of prophecies fulfilled concerning the birth of Jesus. Why? “It is the deepest desire of my heart that all those I love, family and friends, will take a chance on this Gift to mankind ”“ the Christ child.” It’s my prayer as well. You can read her post, “It Wasn’t An Accident” HERE.

We are moving closer towards Christmas Day! Our lives are the gift we offer one another so may we be fully present with our families. May we also open our hearts to receive the greatest gift – Jesus – and give Him room to work in our hearts. May each of you have a blessed Christmas! We’ll resume back here on January 4th.

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