However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” — the things God has prepared for those who love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9
I have to admit that I am looking forward to Christmas a little more this year. The motion picture Les Miserables opens on Christmas Day and as a fan of the show, I have been waiting “patiently” to see it. Now that it is almost here, I must admit that I am excited to see what the film will be like.
In fact, as I think about it I am reminded of a line from one of the more famous songs – One Day More. “Tomorrow we’ll discover what our God in heaven has in store. One more dawn, one more day, one day more!” In the show, there are several plotlines that have potentially life-changing events take place yet on one particular day. This line is rather appropriate for many people today.
Christmas Eve is a favorite night of children and parents alike. For kids, it’s the anticipation of the coming of Santa to bring presents in the morning. For parents, it’s the one night out of the year they can use some serious leverage to get their kids to go to bed early, not that they’ll be sleeping early or for long. And who can blame them? It’s the anticipation of what is to come that gets the better of them. But as I think more about this, I am reminded that we as Christians should not wait until Christmas Eve to feel the enthusiasm of what is to come. That is a feeling that we are called to experience every day.
2012 has been a year of sweeping changes for me; one that has brought me to a place I hadn’t seen even a few years ago. But while I think about the events of the recent past, it is the thoughts of the things to come that have me most excited. Some of these changes are known to me, but the vast majority of them remain undiscovered. Now for some people this might cause panic, and I would be lying if I said I didn’t have any concerns about how things will come to pass. But as I wait and wonder, I will not worry. Paul’s words to the Corinthians speak to us as well, reminding us that God has prepared something marvelous for me and for all of those people who love Him and put their faith in Him. I don’t need to see, hear, touch, or even understand it. God has led me through changes before. He has molded me for what is to come and so as the changes come, I will be ready.
One Day More!