Luke 2: The Days Were Accomplished

“And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.” 

Luke 2:6

Christmas celebrates a birth. What is sometimes overlooked in our celebration is it was a birth following nine months of expectancy from conception. A conception that followed millennia of expectancy from promise. And a birth followed by some three decades of expectancy.

No one celebrates the waiting, but the gestation of Christ provides one of the clearest examples of an important truth:  The God who is able to do instantly, often doesn’t.

God is a God of the instant, but He is also a God of the process. Some things God does in a moment, others He takes His time.

Could be that the timing is better. Waiting may be necessary to mature or strengthen my faith. Learning may occur during the process.

Whatever the reason, there is some benefit for me in the process of accomplishing His purpose that I would not have gotten had He done it instantly. By taking His time, God will ultimately bring greater glory to Himself, and greater good to me.

So, when the God who can do things instantly waits there is a reason. If God takes His time with something He could have done immediately, there is some benefit for me in the wait.

God is doing what God is doing in God’s time.

He is the God of the process, and you can trust Him.

Learn to celebrate the wait.

*Ever have trouble with the “wait?”  Any verse or thought stand out to you in Luke 2?  If so, feel free to share in the comment section.

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