Waiting for Jesus to return can be painful. For those who are being persecuted around the world for their faith the pain can be physical and mental. For those who are spiritually lost the waiting can be excruciating because they don't know what they are looking for or it doesn't seem like Jesus is answering their prayers. But I wanted to write today about another kind of painful waiting. That's the waiting of expectancy.
The minister at my church recently talked about the waiting that Mary did after Gabriel informed her of the Immaculate Conception but before Jesus was born.
Do you remember what happened at the end of Gabriel's visit?