There are times when we long for something so badly that it hurts. If you talk to any die-hard Chicago Cubs fan, they will tell you about their longing to see the Cubs win a world championship. The last time they won a championship was back in 1908 – a 103 year drought, which by the way is the longest for any MLB team.
It would be a dream come true if they won a championship in the near future. Every die-hard Cubs fan is a hopeless romantic, who thinks that every new season will be “the” year. I am hoping that if not this year, then the Cubs would at least win it all within my lifetime.
The waiting and the hoping reminds me of Simon and Anna in the Bible (Lk 2:25-38) and how they waited for the Messiah. After all the years of waiting, they were able to have their longings met as they saw the Savior.
I realized that the same longing is evident when a person longs to see their family member or friend come to know Jesus Christ, as Savior and Lord. With every passing day, the longing grows deeper; but when they do come to receive Christ, the joy is unspeakable. This is what we are praying for this coming Easter.
There is no guarantee that the Cubs will win the championship this year, but thankfully God’s Word will never fail. Therefore, we can trust that God’s purposes will always come true. We are praying for many salvations this Easter. It is going to be a joyous day!
“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance” (2 Pe 3:9)