Thoughts – 18th Dec

Luke Ch 2 verses 46,51 & 52    After 3 days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions…..Then he went down with them and came to Nazareth…..and increased in wisdom and in years.

Waiting is something many of us have had to do this year. Waiting for holidays to start, waiting for Covid results, waiting to see family, waiting for a time when we can hug people again, waiting, waiting, waiting…. It seems endless, doesn’t it?

Waiting is a common theme in the Bible. Abraham and Sarah waited a long time for a child. David waited a long time to be King. Israel waited a long time for The Messiah. Jesus, too had to wait many years before his ministry started here on earth.

He waited, and we don’t know a lot about his time as a child, but we know from this passage that he was keen to learn from the teachers of the Scriptures, and he grew in wisdom. He must have spent time, too, learning how to be a carpenter and to be a good son.

So, what do we do while we are waiting? That’s a question we all have to ask ourselves. For all of us, it will be a little different. But for many of us, it could be trying to grow in our relationship with God, reading the Bible more, and listening to Christian music a little more.

This is as well as trying to maintain our well-being by perhaps trying new things. YouTube is a great way to learn a new skill! Whatever you do, remember God is with us in the waiting.

Father God, help us in our waiting. May we grow in wisdom and favour as Jesus did.  


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