Wednesday December 18, 2019 written by Jim Gardner

Genesis 3:8-9

They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?”

Hurry up and wait. This phrase is so common that it’s trite. But just because it’s trite , doesn’t mean it’s not true. In fact It is so true in our busy lives today. We hurry up to catch a plane and then wait. We pass a car only to be stuck at a light. We long for graduations and wait for them to come. We wait for births.

Many of the stories in the Bible are about waiting and longing for the birth of Christ. Our culture  with instant gratification and the need to be busy ( instantly looking on our smart phones with any brief pause in activity).. We are not patient. Yet isn’t that what the Adam and Eve garden of Eden story is all about. They couldn’t wait for the fruit of eternal life. They messed up and ended up hiding from the Lord.

In this Advent Season we should cut through the craziness out there and look and wait patiently for the signs of Christ in our world. 


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