I’ll be right here waiting. How many times do we say those words? “Go and get what you need and I’ll wait right here.” Or, “go and run that race honey, Momma will be right here waiting when you finish.” So much of our lives is spent waiting for someone or something. So why is it that when the most important person in all of creation arrived, He went unnoticed. He was missed by His own people.
He “was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.” (John 1:9) “He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.” (John 1:10) How is that possible? Jesus Christ, Light of the Word, came down to earth; He put on flesh and walked among the very people He created and they did not know Him. His glory overflowed everywhere He turned and with each step He took. Yet He remained unknown by so many.
Sometimes I find myself thinking that the people who lived during the time Jesus walked this earth were blind beyond measure. How could they watch Him perform miracles, be witness to His preaching, see prophecy fulfilled right before their eyes and still not see that He was the Messiah. Then I hang my head with the realization that in this day, we all suffer from this same degree of blindness.
We’ve becoming so busy rushing from place to place, focused on the frustration of waiting and the inconvenience it puts in our lives, that we fail to see glory unfolding right in front of us. I ask myself, “if I passed Jesus on the street today, would I recognize the Light of the World?” Would I take the time to look? Would I take the time to listen to His heart, or would I be so wrapped up in life that I missed the miracle?
I have been having some deep, heart to heart conversations with God over the last several months. I’ve been asking His forgiveness for my shortcomings. For the ways that I thought I was serving Him through works, and still being clearly disobedient by not listening to His call. I received Christ as my Savior. I know that I am a child of God, and I believe fully in the name of Jesus. I know beyond even the tiniest of doubts that John 14:6 is true. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the Life. And there is no way that I will get to be with the Father in heaven if I don’t have a relationship with Jesus Christ, His Son.
The question on my mind is, “do you?” Do you know Jesus? I don’t mean simply know “of Him”. I don’t mean that you have read the history books, or have read the Bible and know who He is. I mean do you really know Him intimately? Do you talk to Jesus? Do you walk with Him and believe that He is beside you? Are you waiting for Him to return with expectancy in your heart? Or are you rushing through life missing the miracles?
Sometimes in this life the greatest choice we can make is to wait…patients, with eyes open and expectation in our hearts. Only then will we never miss the beauty of an unexpected miracle.