December 26, 2011: Waiting for an Answer

~ by Mary Galvano

There is a cocoon out in our yard that is miraculously put together. It hangs from a tree and is made of wood looking a lot like a tiny log cabin.

I look at it often to check its progress and there is none so far that I see. It just hangs there. Though I may not see anything happening, there is a lot going on inside the cocoon that needs to be done in order for a beautiful butterfly to develop. I may want it to open now but then the beauty would be spoiled. The most beautiful things on Earth take time. Just like Christmas.

Christmas is finally here! All the anticipation and waiting for the birthday of Jesus is over. But the birth of Christ didn’t come as fast for those living thousands of years ago. The people living before the birth of Jesus prayed and waited for years and years, but never got to live to see the day when their prayers were answered. However, God’s timing is perfect—he did indeed come.

Life today moves very fast and people want answers yesterday. The birth of Christ is a lesson for all of us, just as a cocoon waiting to open. We may not get an answer right away to the prayers that we say, but there is a reason. God knows best. He knows the when and how better than we will ever know. We may not always get what we want but we do get what we need. In his time he makes all things beautiful.

We are so blessed to be living in a time when we can celebrate the birthday of The King. He is here with us now. Praise God! Hallelujah!

Merry Christmas!!

Mary Galvano-Bajohr is a singer/songwriter, LPGA golf instructor, speaker and author. On the golf course she is a dedicated professional, but go to a Yankee game, a Pro-life event or other venue and you just might see her step up to the microphone and sing the National Anthem or the Ave Maria.

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