Advent 2022 – Day 12

We are already halfway through Advent! My father’s excitement about his engagement continues to rise!

March 12, 1941… “Does Uncle Jim say that I touch ground every fourth step? Well, that is about the way I feel at the thought of seeing Joan tomorrow evening, and the hours can’t go by fast enough… We want to go to Tiffany’s about the ring, but aside from that we haven’t any plans, and as Mary [Dad’s sister] says, we just want to be quiet and alone if that is possible anywhere in New York – perhaps Uncle Jim and Aunt Vera will let us use their library.”

For my father and mother, the hours couldn’t go fast enough until they could spend more time together. It didn’t matter where they were as long as they could be in the same room. They looked forward to talking to each other, listening to the other person’s voice, simply getting to know each other more and more each day.

Is that the way you feel about spending time with the Lord? You and I don’t have to wait until a train arrives at Grand Central Station as my father did. We don’t have to worry if a plane’s arrival is delayed until the middle of the night or canceled until the next day. We can reach out anywhere, at any hour of any day, and sit in the presence of the One who loves us more than anyone else.

Psalm 139:1-6 tells us, “O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord. You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand!”

The Lord already knows everything about us. But do you know everything about Him? Why not find a quiet place and listen to His voice as He whispers in your ear?


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