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.

From Day 22:
“Even as the sunshine enters with its light and warmth, with its beauty and blessing,
into every little blade of grass that rises upward out of the cold earth, so the everlasting God meets,
in the greatness and the tenderness of His love, each waiting child, to shine in his heart
“the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” (II Cor 4:6).
“Who can measure the difference between the great sun and that little blade of grass?
And yet, the grass has all of the sun it can need or hold.
Do believe that in waiting on God, His greatness and your littleness suit and meet each other most wonderfully.
“Bow in emptiness and poverty and utter weakness, in humility and meekness,
and surrender to His will before His great glory, and be still.
As you wait on Him, God draws near.”
And that kite?  The next day we got all the wind we needed.
It was a beautiful sight.
Who (or what) are you waiting for? Be encouraged–God is there already.
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