We Don’t Have To Wait!

Do you remember what it felt like to be a kid waiting for Christmas? It felt like it took forever to come. That was nothing compared with the wait of Simeon and Anna of Phanuel who waited their entire lives to see the Promised Messiah and Anna was 84. At least they got to see the Messiah. The Jewish people waited over 1800 years from the time of Abraham. Generation after generation lived their whole lives without ever seeing Jesus.
Then there were the Magi who traveled about 2 years by camel across desert and wilderness and then spent another 2 years going home. We are lucky. We don’t have to travel for years. We don’t have to spend our entire lives waiting to visit Jesus. Jesus is present in every tabernacle in the world. Whether at Christ the King in Jersey City, Hillside, New Jersey or Nitro, West Virginia Jesus is present in all His power and glory waiting for us. He longs for us to come to Him so that He may pour His love and blessings upon us.
How do we respond to such an infinite love? The God of the Universe, our creator, He who loves us beyond our imagination waits for us. He passionately desires to bless us. He loved us so much that not only did He endure the Passion but He also created the Eucharist just to be with us.
David, Solomon, Elijah, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Samuel, Daniel, Joseph all yearned to be with Jesus. They longed for the time and privileges that we have now, the access to the Messiah. Would they take Jesus for granted?
We are a privileged people. For most of us the Promised Savior, our Redeemer is a short ride away waiting to knock our socks off. What could be better?

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Author: ronquinlan

To me the message is what is important. Feel free to copy and use anything on this blog. Some pieces were originally published by Catholic Lane so please give them credit. I am a charismatic Roman Catholic and former Social Studies teacher in Catholic Schools. Pieces I've written have been published on Catholi Lane, Catholic Exchange and the Women of Grace blog.

One thought on “We Don’t Have To Wait!”

  1. I love yor writings. You are right Jesus is with us every day.He has shown us so many every day miracles that people just don`t get.Merry Christmas!

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