Last night as I was driving home from work, listening to my itunes music on shuffle, skipping through the Christmas music, the song “Buried in the Grave” by All Sons and Daughters played. I was exhausted from my long day at work. I’d been at work 10 hours yesterday and really just needed to get some sleep. The song that was playing wasn’t just the song but the artists giving background on the song as well. I’m going to spare you from me giving you all of the background of the song but the gist of “Buried in the Grave” is a take on Christ’s crucifixion and the emotions that the disciples must have felt on that Saturday before Christ’s resurrection. Until I heard this song I’d never even thought about that at all. It’s not a part of the story, it’s not pictured in the story books, there’s not a banner being carried through the church with a flashy quote about that Saturday? (Did your churches have banners posted up around the church on Easter Sunday or was that just mine?)
As I drove home yesterday, Leslie Jordan of All Sons and Daughters made a comment about the waiting that really struck a chord in my heart. She said, “The waiting is sometimes more important than what He calls us to do, what we learn in the waiting is sometimes a greater message.” How beautiful a thought! I know that I have many friends that are in the adoption process and they’re waiting for their child knowing that this is what God has called them to do. I have friends that are in search of jobs and seeking God’s direction on what’s next knowing what God has called them to do. Take heart, my friends! Soak up this time of preparation! Draw near to the Lord and listen to his voice. He has not forgotten you nor the promise He made! He sees your pain in the waiting and He is still working even when you can’t see Him. He’s stirring and teaching and working. He hasn’t forgotten about you just as He hadn’t forgotten the promise of return that He made to the disciples that he would return again. He’s made that promise to us as well. That He will return again!
Know that you are not alone in your season of waiting. You are in great company. May we all come together and support, encourage and pray for our brothers and sisters that are playing this waiting game with us. We’ve not been forgotten. We did not hear God wrong. The course may have changed direction and you may feel that you can’t see God working but know that His promise is true! Know that I’m here with you in this waiting game and I’m praying for you and with you. Let me know how I can pray for you in this waiting game.