Saturday, December 8, 2012

What Are You Waiting For?

This is the season where it seems
the whole world waits expectantly.
I wait too.
Every morning I start the day with hope.
Hope for the babies to be born.
Hope for people I love to be healed.
Hope for good news for my second son,
who has many applications out to med schools.
Hope for regular employment in our family.

Today is one of my favorite days.
We meet at a friend's house for Home Church.
I know the worship leader.
(I'm married to him).
So, I request songs.
All hymns.
And this morning - I hope -
we will sing my favorite Christmas song of all.

"Come, Thou long-expected Jesus
Born to set Thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us,
Let us find our rest in Thee.

Israel's strength and consolation,
Hope of all the earth Thou art;
Dear desire of every nation,
Joy of every longing heart.

Born Thy people to deliver,
Born a child and yet a King,
Born to reign in us forever,
Now Thy gracious kingdom bring.

By Thine own eternal Spirit
Rule in all our hearts alone;
By Thine all sufficient merit,
Raise us to Thy glorious throne."

(Words by Charles Wesley, 1745
Music by F. Mendelssohn)

What are you waiting for?
Whatever it is,
I hope you find your rest in Him
this season.
Merry Christmas!


  1. One of my favorite hymns too...have you heard Christy Nockels sing it?? so beautiful

  2. Liz! That's the one I wanted to find on Youtube, but couldn't.

  3. Beautifully written as usual