Daily Delight

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. - John 1:1 (HCSB)

Breath held, eyes wide, hands open – waiting...

Promises always do this, don’t they? Make us wait? The time elapsed from the moment words come forth to the moment they are fulfilled, the expanse of hope, this breathing room of faith – this is Advent. The coming of the Word, promised from the very beginning. The waiting, where we make much of the Promise – and the Promise makes much of us.

Where God stretches our hearts and lungs and hope… don’t give up. Make much of the promise – because this is the season where we see, in all its truth and brazen beauty, that He is true to His every word. The Word became flesh.

Let Him make much of you in the wait – because the God who spun the universe into existence could not bear to keep Himself from you… surely that kind of Love changes everything… and that kind of Love can be trusted: He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all-how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things? - Romans 8:32 (NIV) …even the strength to wait and the courage to hope?

In the beginning was the Promise, and the Promise was with God, and the Promise was God

A promise kept – a promise keeping us.

{photo: @bethno13}

About the Author

Amy Summerhill≫ ≫Amy is a twenty-nine year old homemaker, literally (re)making her home in Fort Smith, Arkansas with her husband and three beautiful daughters. Along with remodeling diy style, she enjoys cooking, entertaining, backpacking and co-entrepreneuring adventures with the ManHub. Above all, she enjoys fostering conversations and communities centered on the beautiful grace and majesty of Jesus - whether that's a church building, bookstore or back patio. She longs to see the Church understand the intimacy of grace and walk in the confident humility it brings. She believes so much in the joy God takes in His children she branded her arm with hephzibah - a Hebrew name that means God delights in her - hoping to inspire strangers and friends alike with the thought that God might just delight in them too.


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