Hebrews 12:1-2

"..let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith..." - Hebrews 12:1-2

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Great Expectations

Over the course of the last week, I have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of our second child. As we moved closer to our due date (Sunday, 26SEP10), I became more and more excited. These thoughts echoed in my head and were reiterated by myself and others verbally time and time again.

Today could be the day…
Any moment now. ..
It could happen at any time…

Now, here we are 4 days after the due date and little has changed. We still have no new baby to show off to the world. We are still waiting with great expectation the arrival of this child. Our family and friends are excited to meet him/her. Coworkers keep asking about the status and are shocked when I show up at work every day.

I know that this baby will come sooner than later, at a time when I am not expecting it.
I know that this event will change everything in our family (again).
I know that there are a lot of people praying for us and praying for the little one’s arrival, and we appreciate those prayers.

But we would rather have the baby here with us now.
This has prompted me to think a lot about Christ’s impending return.

He will come when we are not expecting it. (1 Corinthians 15:51-52)
He will change everything (again). (Revelation 21:1)
There are lots of people praying for His arrival. Come Lord Jesus! (Revelation 22:20)

Do I live with the eager expectation of Christ’s arrival?
Do I share this excitement with friends, family and coworkers?

Tragically, the answer is all too often a resounding “No!”, but I am challenged by this thought. I pray that I might begin to live for Christ with the same anticipation of His return that I have for my baby’s arrival.

Come quickly, Lord Jesus! (Revelation 3:11)

Oh, and baby, if you want to arrive soon, that would be great too!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Official Walker Baby #2 Results

Here are the results of the Official Walker Baby #2 Poll.
If you still want to take a guess, you can do so here.
(Anything submitted after the baby is born will not count.)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Dancing in the Minefields - TuesdayTunes

Lyrics for "Dancing in the Minefields" by Andrew Peterson:

Well I was 19, you were 21
The year we got engaged
Everyone said we were much too young
But we did it anyway
We got the rings for 40 each from a pawnshop down the road
We said our vows and took the leap now 15 years ago

We went dancing in the minefields
We went sailing in the storms
And it was harder than we dreamed
But I believe that's what the promise is for

Well "I do" are the two most famous last words
The beginning of the end
But to lose your life for another I've heard is a good place to begin
'Cause the only way to find your life is to lay your own life down
And I believe it's an easy price for the life that we have found

And we're dancing in the minefields
We're sailing in the storms
And it was harder than we dreamed
But I believe that's what the promise is for
That's what the promise is for

So when I lose my way, find me
When I lose loves chains, bind me
At the end of all my faith to the end of all my days
when I forget my name, remind me

'Cause we bear the light of the Son of man
So there's nothing left to fear
So I'll walk with you in the shadow lands
Till the shadows disappear
'Cause He promised not to leave us
And his promises are true
So in the face of this chaos baby,
I can dance with you

So lets go dancing in the minefields
Lets go sailing in the storms
Oh, lets go dancing in the minefields
And kicking down the doors
Oh, lets go dancing in the minefields
And sailing in the storms
Oh, this is harder than we dreamed
But I believe that's what the promise is for
That's what the promise is for