The Waiting

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More beautifully wrapped than imagined,
The package has arrived!
The silver paper glistens, and
The larger-than-life bow sparkles,
Beckoning us to dive right in!
A shout of triumph escapes our lips
As we lift our heavy hearts and trudge forth!
This is it!
This is what we’ve waited for,
What we’ve prayed for,
What we’ve believed for!
With trembling hands,
We peel back the layers of adornment.
With tears of gratitude,
We acknowledge The Gift-giver.

Then,
As the promising flaps fall back,
Everything changes.
The silence is deafening.
The darkness within is not to be missed.
There is nothing.
Nothing.
Nothing.
Deflated once again, we retreat.
We waited.
We prayed.
We believed.
To no avail.
So it seems…
We wait.
We pray.
We believe.

~S. Gable 3/24/14
© RestoredMinistries

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