“Watch therefore, for you know neither the day
nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.”
Matthew 25:13


Face pressed to the window
Nose frosting the pane
In wide – eyed wonder she whispered,
“When’s it coming Mommy?”
And I said, “Soon, my dear, very soon.
Now come help me decorate this room. “
Awhile later, at the window once more,
I hear her squeal, “Mommy, come look!”
I watched with a smile as she ran out the door
Twirling and dancing, giggling in delight
As snowflakes floated down from the sky.
Then I thought to myself, pondering anew,
Why don’t I live in anticipation
and breathless wonder each day
For the coming of Jesus Christ my King?

~Marcie Bridges
©8 December 2018
All Rights Reserved.

My inner child always comes out when they have snow in the forecast for us. I can’t do anything as I wait and watch for the snow to begin falling.

And then, when it does fall, I am mesmerized by way it floats upon the air and covers everything in sight.

As I thought about how excited we get to have such an event happen, I also came to the sobering realization that I should also be just as anticipatory of my Saviors return one day.

The Scriptures tell us to watch and pray because we don’t know when Jesus is returning to take us to heaven and free us from this earthly life.

I’m afraid I don’t think about it often enough. And, when I do think about it, it is more of a trepidation than an anticipation. Because I don’t want Jesus to return until I know all my friends and family will be there with me.

I know I’m not alone in this and that gives me great comfort. I used to be ashamed that I felt this way. But now, I believe most Christians have a piece of their heart that wants Jesus to wait just a little longer for that special someone to come to know Him first.

The snow has come. We have about a foot of it outside. And the little girl in me is giddy with delight.

And it makes me wonder, are you giddy with delight and anticipation for the Lord’s coming?

From My Heart to Yours,
Marcie 🙂

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