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Waiting for Daddy

Kathleen Kohler

Titus 2:11-15

Thought for the day: Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ. Titus 2:13 (NKJV)

Bundled in coats and knitted caps, my brother, Doug, and I trudged through two-feet of snow to the end of our long country driveway. Huddled side by side, we watched and waited for Daddy to come home from work. I clapped my mittened hands together when headlights rounded the corner at the bottom of the hill. "Is that him? Is that him?"

Doug kicked a mound of snow. "No, the lights are too low to the ground. Daddy's truck sits up higher."

Every time we spotted lights turn onto our road, we jumped to attention. Warmed against the cold night air by our excitement, we waited for what seemed like hours. Several cars attempted to crest the hill, only to slide back to the corner stop sign.

When a truck stopped at the end of our road and revved its engine, Doug said, "I think that's him." We peered through heavy falling snow.

Daddy poured on the gas and the truck barreled up the hill and swung into our driveway. My brother and I jumped up and down, waving our arms like wild fans whose team had just won the Super Bowl. "YEAH! He made it."

Today, with that same childhood excitement, I wait for the Lord's return. I watch for Jesus to break through the clouds and lead us home to the place he has prepared for us.

Prayer: Dear Lord, please help me not become distracted by life's storms, but with childlike faith watch for your return.

This devotion first published in the winter 2017 issue of The Secret Place.

© 2017 Kathleen Kohler