ALL THE WORLD WAS WAITING
I was sitting in the waiting room alone. The pager was on my lap and I began to wonder if its batteries were even working. I hadn’t heard a word in over 2 hours, going on 3. One of my children was in surgery. It wasn’t life threatening, but any type of surgery our children have, especially under anesthesia, can be scary to a mama.
My phone battery had died, so all I could do was sit and watch and wait. I listened to all the different stories people were telling. Some small talk, some large tales, some praying. It was a rather loud waiting room but to me it seemed like a distant murmur. All I could think about was my child. I looked down at the pager again. Each time the door opened and a nurse came out my heart got anxious, but each time they weren’t there for me. Finally the Surgeon came out and told me he was finished. All was well. My heart was relieved.
When our children have to endure pain, it is heart wrenching and when they have to endure something that is life threatening it’s almost unbearable. My human heart can not comprehend the unbearable and heart wrenching emotions of God my Father as His precious Son was tortured, then hung on a cross. To listen to the distant murmurings of a sinful world that watched and to wait in anguish for the words “It is finished” but instead to hear your precious child ask you- “if it’s ok, could you not allow me to go through this suffering?”
Can you imagine your child asking this of you, and then having to turn your back on them? I can’t.
As I looked around that waiting room, I know that I could not have allowed my child to die that day for even one of those people. But I’m not God. I couldn’t imagine the surgeon telling me my child was gone. But I’m not God. I can’t imagine the love my Heavenly Father had for a world that was waiting. A love that made Him think of everyone and turn His back on His Son. I’m not God, but I’m so thankful HE IS.
Christ was there for me and when He spoke the grace filled words “It is finished” it was to the relief and redemption of the sinful hearts of all mankind. I can’t fathom that kind of love. I’m so thankful HE IS love.
When I was able to finally see my child after surgery my heart was filled with joy and when God the Father was able to look at our sinful hearts through the love of His only begotten Son, it filled the entire world with joy. HE IS our joy.
It is finished. It wasn’t the end that day those words were sproken, it was only the beginning. Three days later God’s precious Son rose again to live in the hearts of all humanity, if we only invite Him in. We don’t have to wait any longer. Three days later became the happiest day of all mankind. HE IS my Savior and HE IS alive!
I am so thankful HE IS!