Yesterday, I was pondering over how Mary must have felt when she was told by an Angel that she was the favored one to bear Jesus Christ. Her life was definitely transformed and changed forever. She had no frame of reference to lean on, or a Mother’s guidebook for rearing the Christ child. She didn’t know when or where she would give birth. Despite her fears, she trusted God and his guidance for her life.
Waiting is not one of my virtues. However, this Advent season finds us all involuntarily waiting. Waiting for…… a vaccine, a job, getting to see our family and friends, getting our lives back again!
Yes, we do grieve the loss of our former lives, but Advent is all about the hope, gratitude and joy for the new life we will embark on. We are joyously waiting the renewal of our faith through Christmas and anticipate what God has in mind for us. As I reflect over the many transformational events in my life, I must admit that just like Mary, (I may have taken a lot longer), I eventually threw up my hands, and surrendered to God’s will and guidance. Then, things began to happen!
Isaiah 40:31 – “ They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
Brenda W. Walker
3 responses to “Finding Comfort In Where You Are… And Not Knowing Where You Will End Up”
This is a beautiful post about the peace of surrender. The song is filled with joy and a wonderful way to start my day. Thank you.
I love the images that are conjured up of waiting in the safety of knowing that God is with us. 🙏🏽❤️🙏🏽
Listening to this beautiful song stirred my heart and also my memory of this being somehow vaguely familiar…It’s language seemed “of old”…a hymn perhaps, I wondered?…It turns out it was first published in 1868. Though the writer of the lyrics is anonymous, it’s original words are most glorious and worshipful, most especially at Christmas!