The Day Will Come
The day will come when I will slip on the ice and crack my head on the hard frozen ground, at which point everyone will gasp in astonishment and be concerned for my well being…except my wife…she will double in laughter.
The day will come when my first child, who was just under 8 lbs and 21.5” inches long, will graduate from high school and head off to college…leaving me as an emotional wreck to secretly weep alone in the bathroom.
The day will come when some arrogant college boy, will lay his dirty little eyes on her beauty and ask her out on a date…at which time I will come out of my weeping stupor and threaten his very life with a spanking spoon used to making “roni and cheese.”
The day will come when he will ask for her hand in marriage…at which time I will pretend my hearing aid batteries are dead.
The day will come when I will escort this former bubble blowing princess down an aisle wearing a white dress that is more expensive than my first automobile, and yet cannot hold a candle to her beauty let alone her value.
The day will come when I will become a grandfather to a little 8lb, 21.5” newborn, at which time I will confront this former college boy and now non blood relative…“How dare you?” My heart will then soften once again when I make eye contact with this new life in my arms.
The day will come. That is unless I am first hit by a bus.
The day will come when my son gets his driver’s license and my automobile insurance increases exponentially. Oh wait! That day took place a few weeks ago.
The day will come…when I get old….Oh wait!...Never mind.
There are days that lay in wait for us…days that are in the distant or not so distant future. These days will be significant life changing days. When they arrive, our lives will never be the same…our lives will be changed forever. I have experienced many of these inevitable days in my life…days like my wedding day or the day when my first child was born…or like the day when my second…third…and fourth children were born. These are days of change. These are days of anticipation.
There is a day…a single day…that changed everything. It is the day that God came in the flesh…the day that Jesus was born. It was a day that had been promised thousands of years before. Then…at just the right time…Jesus was born…Jesus came…and offered us EVERYTHING!
Peter reminds us of this in 2 Peter 3:1 and Paul points to it in Galatians 4:1-7. This event was the major event in human history. This event was promised thousands of years before. It had been anticipated for generations. The day came. It really happened. Let’s always remember…Jesus really came!