My husband loves to fly kites. We recently spent four days at the Oregon Coast and he was very much looking forward to getting some ‘air time.’
Not much you can do, though, if you have no wind.
So we just waited. And while we waited we sat in our beach chairs and read books.
We threw sand in the air a few times to see which the wind was blowing.
Sand up, sand down. No wind blowing.
No matter, we were at the beach. The sun was shining, people were laughing. The waves were invigorating, calling and diving birds put on a show. There were kids and sandcastles….
There was great joy in just waiting.
I have been reading Andrew Murray’s classic ‘Waiting on God’ since October of 2012. That’s almost two years. The book consists of 31 devotionals on prayer…. Thirty one. So I could have been done in November of 2012. But it’s August 2014….and I’m still reading.
Each and every selection is deep and rich and full and takes me a week or two to digest. I camp in each one for awhile, meditating on the words before I continue.
I thought when I began this book I was waiting for something.
Something to happen, something to come together, something big, maybe?
I found out I’m actually waiting for Someone.