What Are We Waiting For?

What are we waiting for? Today, Jim and I were waiting for the books to arrive, and they did. “It Started in the Dark” has now been printed, shipped, and picked up. It is time to start putting this ‘tool’ into the hands of those who may need to read about the Hope we have in Jesus.

Most of us are waiting for something, and most times, as believers, we are waiting on God to deliver it. We are waiting for a job offer, a new home, a healing, either physical or emotional…the list is endless. And as we wait, we wonder if God is doing His thing. Is He working on our situation? Is He as intimately involved in the details as we would like Him to be?

Today was a day that Jim and I have been waiting for, and working together toward—the arrival of the book that I wrote, and Jim published. Jim has worked so hard on this self-publishing process, not missing a beat. I feel like I got the easy part; all I had to do was write it. Jim is handling all the technical things, all the websites, all the uploading and downloading, and whatever else loading needs to be done. We make a good team in this process. If he needs something written, I get that done, and send it over to his laptop three feet from me, and he takes care of it. And in this process, we have enjoyed watching things come through the mail. There have been a few proofs of the book, then bookmarks and business cards arriving. We are getting ready to share what God has given us. As I read Luke this morning, 19:26 had this to say, “…to those who use well what they are given, even more will be given.” We don’t know what more will be given, but we certainly want to use well what God has given to us. Getting this book into hands that may need to meet Jesus, or just know Him more, is our goal. It is our mission. Whatever else God decides to do with it, we will follow Him along that path.

In our waiting, we knew the books were on the way. We had talked yesterday about how nice it would be if we could go pick them up together. But Jim worked today. When the email came that they had been delivered to our box, we were thrilled! But Jim was up north a bit, and I thought I’d be going to get them by myself. As it turned out, Jim had a job to go to that would be taking him right through where our mailbox is located. We coordinated his drive south, and were able to pick up the boxes together—with smiles on our faces, and gratitude to our God.

When Searching And Noticing the Divine today, I can’t help but notice God. When Jesus ascended back into Heaven, the Father sent the Holy Spirit to help us each and every day. Are we appreciating His activity in our lives in all the little things? Jesus said, “Unless you are faithful in small matters, you won’t be faithful in large ones.” (Luke 16:10 NLT) We can see the Divine daily in these gentle whispers of His care for us.