“The world waits for a miracle. The heart longs for a little bit of hope. Oh come, oh come, Emmanuel. He is the song for the suffering. He is Messiah. “
– Lauren Daigle
During this advent season, we wait in anticipation for the God who promises to come and wipe away every tear, defeat death, mourning, crying, and pain. But, just as Israel was waiting for their King, we too are waiting for Jesus to come again. Because, one step into M1 and we know that, while He is shining and while there is hope and joy and love, His promise of restoration is not complete.
There is still pain and hurt and grief. We hold the hands of a child who just wants to home, but doesn’t even know where home is because of all the brokenness his family has experienced. We treat another child for malaria – shaking with a sky-high fever. A three-year old is spending unnecessary days in prison because there just isn’t a place for him to go right now. We visit a family and hear about the injustices enacted by corrupt police that tore this child’s life apart.
But, amidst all the hurt and suffering, God is still Emmanuel. He is still with us. He is still renewing His children, His people, His earth, day-by-day. There is hope that we can cling to and claim over every child’s life.
Amidst all that we see in the prisons, we can still give glory to our King, because He is King, He is Messiah, and He is Emmanuel, with us, with them.
So we wait for the miracle. We wait for Jesus to come again and rule and reign for eternity. But, in the gap, we also praise and sing with the angels: “Glory to God in the highest.” For He is our Savior, our Redeemer; the government will rest on His shoulders and He will reign in justice and righteousness! We can’t wait for this day; we hasten Him to come!
Come, thou long expected Jesus, born to set Thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us, let us find our rest in Thee…
Hope of all the earth thou art; dear desire of every nation,
Joy of every longing heart…
Come Lord Jesus, Come!
Meanwhile, we are doing what we can to instill Hope and bring Restoration to these young lives. Will you consider helping by including Sixty Feet in your year-end giving?