Craig Bruce said, “You usually have to wait for that which is worth waiting for.” I’m not sure who Mr. Bruce is, but I understand what he is saying. Society today is not a patient place; we want what we want, and we want it right now. We don’t like to wait; at least, I don’t. Yet, we find ourselves waiting and waiting and then waiting some more. Today, I am sitting in the CMH Birth Center, waiting for the arrival of my first grandchild; a boy named Kade Michael Tunnell. I will admit that I am quickly growing tired of waiting and I am ready to hold this special guy in my arms. Michaela is doing well and is surprisingly being very strong and patient. I have told the story many times of her lack of patience and her wanting her glass of milk. In fact, she reminded me today of that story and wanted it noted, she was being patient at last. I know that by the time you read this, he will be here, and our patience will have been proven worthy of the wait. We want each of you to know how very thankful we are for you and your many prayers, gifts and acts of kindness you have shown our family.
All this reminds me of a world long ago that was waiting for the birth of a baby; a very special baby. This baby was different though; this baby was the Son of God. The prophet Isaiah told us his name was to be Immanuel; God with us. He would come, but the world would have to wait for hundreds of years. In fact, when he did arrive much of the world had given up and lost sight and anticipation of his arrival. But those who were ready; those who were there, marveled at the sight of him. There are not enough words to describe that incredible arrival; the birth of our Savior; the birth of Jesus.
Today our world is waiting once again; not for His birth but for His return. This time He will come not as a baby, but as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! What an arrival that will be! Scripture says that every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess that He is Lord.
Until that day, we shall wait. It might be an hour, a day or even many, many years. While we wait, It is my prayer that we will not forget who He is, and we will be there looking and watching for His glorious return.
Because we’re His!
Pastor Michael Tunnell