We’ve all been there. The airport arrival area. It’s such a small space when you think of it, but it encompasses so many emotions. Anticipation and excitement mount as you stand and wait for the arrival doors to open. Passengers start to walk through so you crane your neck, stand on your tip toes, and strain your eyes for a glimpse of a familiar face. You expect your loved one to come walking through the doors at any moment. The wait is unbearable sometimes. The anticipation ever-building with each passing passenger. At each door opening you hold your breath and let it out as another traveler goes by. It’s not who you are waiting for.
The arrival of a loved one is filled with expectation because you know love, laughter, memories, a piece of “home,” and, dare I say, gifts and treats will follow. All good things are coming once that person gets through the doors! And then your heart skips a beat when you see the familiar smile you’ve been waiting for, maybe a bit jet lagged but happy and full of love nonetheless.
This is the picture of hopeful expectation we should live in as we wait for God to come through for us.
Psalm 43:5 in the Passion translation describes it so well. The writer says, “for I fully expect my Savior-God to break through for me…”
Full expectation. Whatever our circumstances, He will come through. We should be filled with excitement, hope, and a giddiness in our spirit of the good that is about to spring through. We don’t know when or how, but we can expect He will come through those doors at any moment.
Take courage, friends! He is coming, and oh the joy that comes when He does! Hugs and kisses all around. There is laughter and jumping because the season of waiting is over. At that moment, it does not matter what happens next. We just have a knowing deep down inside that it will be good. Blessings will follow. Direction given. Needs met…and yes, gifts and treats, too!
What do you do to stay strong during the waiting seasons?