Have you ever waited for something? I'm not talking about your meal to be brought to you at your favorite restaurant. I mean something you've really had to wait for. Something you've wanted really badly.
I was putting JB to bed last night, and as I was sitting on his bed, he asked me,
JB - "Hey Dad, when are you going to...ya know...make a Christmas list?"This exchange does not do justice to the extent to which JB loves Legos. Actually, I had to stop him mid-sentence at least 3 times for leaving the room, as he could have talked for the next couple of hours about the different Star Wars characters they've made, which ones he wants, has, and so on, and so on...
me - "Good question, why do you ask?" (already knowing the answer)
JB - "Well I've marked down all the Lego sets I want for Christmas, and I wanted to let you know."
Now that our hearts have been broken to the plight of a little child/children in Ethiopia, we want nothing more than to bring our child(ren) home. That is what we are waiting for.
I had the opportunity to attend the Willow Creek Leadership Summit, a couple of months ago. Jeff Manion was one of the speakers and spoke about his book called "The Land Between" (see promo clip below).
In it he speaks about the numerous "learning opportunities" that occurred as Moses was leading His people to the Promised Land. I think I can speak for both KT and myself, that we are both learning how to be still and "wait" on the Lord. The harder part is trying to seek and understand the lesson He has for us here.
Are you in a "land between"? What are you learning?