February is a very interesting month. It is a time when the celebrations of Christmas and the New Year have faded a bit, and, at least here in Indiana, some gray days of winter abound. It is a month that every four years has a different number of days, and includes a holiday, President’s Day, that has changed from honoring George Washington’s birthday, to celebrating all U.S. presidents, past and present. It is a month in which we celebrate Black History. It is still a time of winter, but there can be, every once in a while, a hint of Spring, or the coming of Spring! In some ways, it can feel like a time of waiting …
Have you ever experienced a time of waiting? It can certainly seem like an eternity sometimes, when you are excitedly waiting for something. Or, it can seem like the time flies by when we wait nervously for something. As I watched the girl’s basketball team in the sectional final game, recently, I was anxiously awaiting the sound of the final buzzer as we were ahead in the game!
No matter what our time of waiting looks like, we all await the second coming of our Lord, Jesus. And while we do not know the time or hour of his return, we wait to see Him in his glory, and for him to come back to take us to heaven with him! Isaiah 40:31 has a great message about life as we wait:
“But those who wait for the Lord will renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” (ESV)
What a great way to wait! To be renewed by God, to run and not grow weary, to be strengthened each day to continue to do his will in our lives. Also, it is a great blessing to wait in community with other Christians, to share in the spreading of God’s love and Good News of Christ crucified to all those around us!
Try not to let the waiting part deter you from the focus we have in Christ, and the work he has here for us to do. And through this interesting month of February, look for ways in which he is strengthening and renewing you through the power of his Word!
God’s blessings … and GO CADETS!
Following His Lead,