Awaiting a Birth

5 05 2010

Patience is not generally a strength of mine.  Then again, who among us can claim to be perfectly patient?  Right now the thing I’m waiting for is very special: the birth of our son.  The birthing classes are completed, the nursery is painted, the furniture is put together, the hospital bag is packed, the car seat is in the car and we are ready to go!  Of course, our son, who is due on May 16, has his own timetable.  It might be tomorrow, it might be next week.  But one thing is for sure, as a friend said to me recently: “She’s going to have that baby!”  Truer words were never spoken.

It occurred to me today how often we find ourselves in this exact position, waiting for the “birth” of something extraordinary in our lives.  We’ve bought the items, received the training, and made all the necessary preparations for something we hope and pray will take place, and yet we still find out that the circumstances don’t depend on us.  God, in his perfect timing, is still holding something back, waiting for the opportune moment to birth in us something beautiful.

But take heart!  God’s promises are steadfast and true, unwaveringly kept and unceasingly good.  No matter whether you are walking through a deep valley, or approaching the pinnacle of one of life’s mountains, God’s promise to you is true.  He will complete the work He has begun in you to make you more and more like Christ.

Yes, she’s definitely going to have that baby.

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