Tuesday, September 19, 2006

waiting...

I was just thinking about this whole pregnancy and waiting game that we play near the end of our pregnancies. I know that I have three more weeks to wait and I am totally cool with that. I'm not at that point yet where I "need to get this baby out". But what I was thinking about is that I really have no idea when the little one will be ready to make her debut and go home with us. When is she going to come? Only God knows the answer to that and I can rest securely in that fact.

It makes me think about Christ and His return. We don't know when it will be. We have no idea when He is going to be ready to make his debut and take us all home with him. We just have to wait. The similarities fall apart after that because I do know that more than likely I will not have to wait too long after my due date as most doctors don't let that happen. But I still have to sit here every day and say to myself, will it be today, tomorrow, or next week or could it happen in an hour? We should have the same mentality when it comes to waiting for the Savior to return. He could come at any minute. I'm not saying that we should just sit around and speculate about when He's going to come, there is work that needs to be done in the mean time.

Are your bags packed? Are you ready to go? Is everything in line for when He comes (saying "I love you" to some and "I'm sorry" or "I forgive you" to others)? I don't have my bags packed yet for the hospital but I'm sure I'll get around to it this week. We still need to put the car seat in the car too but it will get done before she comes...or will it? Only He knows for sure. And while I'm waiting for my daughter to come into the world, I'm also waiting for my Savior to come and take me home...this kind of waiting I can handle!

1 comment:

Susan said...

Jamie,

We too are playing the waiting game. I have been in and out of the hosp. 4 times already and the doctor says any day now. This is the hardest thing in my life...waiting and not knowing. Too bad we didn't live closer because then we could just sit an wait together. I am ready to go. The carseat is in, the bags are packed, the laundry is done....but God is giving me a good lesson on what is good for His time, not mine. I will keep you in my prayers that you have a quick and safe delivery. Talk to you soon!