I was writing in my head tonight as I patiently waited from my husband to amble up the concourse and into my arms after a 3 day conference.
I have to admit, it works radically with this week's Five Minute Friday: True. (If you haven't met here for a Five Minute Friday yet- a globe-load of wonderful writers meet together at Lisa-Jo Baker's place. Her task: to gift us with her prompt. Our task: to write about it for five minutes- no editing. Some of the most heartfelt words stream forth on these Fridays. Come join us!)
So here it is, at 12:40 a.m. I am writing this because I know the creativity juices may dry up if I wait until I have rested. And it's only five minutes, but it's an important five minutes.
For my daughters:
I write to you so late because flights get delayed and airports are far, and I just had to see your daddy tonight.
I stood for virtually forever waiting for his sweet face. His gait. And I sent up silent prayers thanking God for your daddy's bald head- so easy to pick out of the crowd.
Flight after flight passed me by and with each man that passed I heard the voice of wisdom, wait for him.
Darlings, waiting for the one God has for you is a lot like waiting for your dad tonight at the airport.
A steady stream of people will pass you by, and you may be impatient with all the waiting, but it's worth the wait. Don't go throwing your arms around just any young guy who crosses your path.
Before you know it, couple after couple will join, embrace, hold hands, smile, whisper. And they will seem just so happy. You are going to want that.
Just wait. Wait for the one who is true.
You'll know him when you see him. The one who pursues you with the godly love. The one who loves Jesus as much or more than you do.
He is coming. He is on the way even now- who knows what stops he must make along the way.
But it is true- He is true.