What is he waiting for?
The shepherd men are here. The mother and husband are in position.
Do you have any idea how long I’ve been waiting? Isn’t it time?
I got excited when the Emperor signed the census order. After all, that was finally the beginning of the end, right?
Then there was that Simeon guy…Remember when the word came down? Somebody took him a message from the Throne:
You won’t die until you have seen my Promised Anointed One with your own eyes. (see Luke 2:25-26)
Good grief gravy! I was so pumped I couldn’t walk straight. Remember how we said to each other, “You know what this means? It’s happening soon. Like, human-standards soon!”
Man! I can’t even–
What is he waiting for? How long can it take to deliver a baby? Couldn’t some of us dash over and give the girl a hand? Please?! I’ve been waiting so long!
Just make yourself visible already! We can’t come out until you come out! Listen, I’ve been practicing this song since Isaiah got the tip.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned every one to his own way;
and the LORD has laid on him
the iniquity of us all. (Isaiah 53:6)
I can’t even imagine being separated from Him – even for a moment. I despise our former kin who took up arms against Him.
And yet…these weak, momentary humans…He’s coming for them! The Great Plan – you’ve heard the rumors, yes? The little, cryptic hints we were allowed to give the prophets?
Gah! So long! Why is this taking so LONG? Don’t you tell me, “It’s only one night.” This is THE night — the night all other nights are counted from…
The point where Eternal, Immortal Invisible cracks Time, the Physical, the –
We have got to go to the stable after this and see for ourselves. Imagine Him – wrapped in a flesh body – hokey smokes, won’t the light and majesty just leak out of Him like a bush on fire?
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? The shepherds are just waiting around for us. The fat one is asleep – I can tell. Wake him up! Wake them all up! Wake up the whole damned, soon-to-be-redeemed-and-ransomed world!
He Is here! In the flesh! God fused with human form so closely and completely that He is fully both –!
At last! Look at ’em scream and hide their eyes. If you only knew, boys…if you only knew.
“Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” (Luke 2:10-12)
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” (Luke 2:14)
He’s here! He came! The Son of Man Himself! How can you not be shouting – dancing – with me? He’s come to redeem your poor, pathetic, flesh-bound lives and make ALL THINGS NEW!
How can you not sing?!
Kimia the Author lives somewhere in the American Midwest with her family – including the brother that strangers mistake for her boyfriend.
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