Thursday, December 3, 2009

Waiting with Anticipation

So yesterday I went to a Eucharist service, where the priest spoke about this Advent season. That we should be waiting with anticipation, not passiveness. That when we see an opportunity we are to take it. I'm waiting with anticipation for this child whom I've never met. I'm waiting in anticipation for the time when I am holding this child in my arms. As I think about Mary waiting for the birth of Christ I wonder what she was thinking. This child was born in a stable, my child will be born where, I don't know. Christ was born to a single mother, my child will be placed with a single mother. I know there is really no true comparison. But I am waiting for this child to come to me with an amazing anticipation. With a joy and hope, and also this overwhelming wonder of who is this child. When will I meet this child and may I love this child and birth parents with a love that surpasses all understanding. For this child's birth parents love them and I already love them. For my Heart is in Ethiopia.

1 comment:

Julie Tiemann said...

Beautiful post, Melissa.