Coming "Soon"

I know, I know, we're not really anywhere near the actual season of Advent yet.

(Photo by Lina Trochez on Unsplash)

But Kicky is 39 weeks old today, which means that she is abundantly welcome to show her face any time.  And I've been thinking about Advent.  Thinking about how eager I am to meet someone who I haven't seen yet.  Thinking about the wildness of trying to count down to something that I don't know the exact time for -- just "soon."  Thinking about how hard I'm working to keep short accounts, because I don't want things in a mess when she does show up.

Though you have not seen Him, you love Him;

though not seeing Him now, you believe in Him,

and you rejoice with inexpressible and glorious joy...

(1 Peter 1:8)

He who testifies about these things says, "Yes, I am coming soon."

Amen!  Come, Lord Jesus!

(Revelation 22:20)

Pay careful attention, then, to how you live -- not as unwise people but as wise -- making the most of the time, because the days are evil.

(Ephesians 5:15-16)

I hope that Kicky is born soon.  And I'm also hoping that this year -- particularly when Advent rolls around -- I have a deeper sense of what waiting well means.  


  1. You might like Scott Erickson’s Advent book. Here’s an excerpt from his Instagram account :)


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