“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” (John 1:4 ESV)

Wednesday, November 29, 2023


by Macy Johnson

“We ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit,

groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons,

the redemption of our bodies.”

(Romans 8:23 NIV)


I sat on the long wooden bench at our dining room table. From there I can see out of our sidelights up the long driveway to the street. My perch allows me to know when our children, grandchildren, and special visitors arrive. Every house I have lived in had a special place that gave me the perfect view of approaching activities and people. Like a child waiting for her parents to return home, I wait eagerly for guests.


One of my favorite Carly Simon songs is “Anticipation.” She sings, “We can never know about the days to come, but we think about them anyway. Anticipation is makin’ me late, is keepin’ me waitin’.” That song spun around in my head as I thought about Jesus coming to take me home to be with Him.


Every morning I look out my window in anticipation as I watch the day unfold. “Will Jesus come in the clouds today?” I wonder. “How much longer must I wait?” I am like a child dreaming of Christmas morning, or a student counting the days to graduation, or a couple expecting the arrival of their first child, but with an unknown date.


“I lift up my eyes to you, to you whose throne is in heaven.

As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master,

as the eyes of a maid look to the hand of her mistress,

so our eyes look to the Lord our God.”

(Psalm 123:1-2 NIV)


I don’t know when Christ will call me home to be with Him, but I know that day is coming!


I will wait eagerly for my Savior. I hope you will, too! 

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