Monday, January 26, 2009

While I'm Waiting

We went and saw the movie, Fireproof, last night. We had heard great things about it, but were still skeptical, as we are with all low-budget Christian films. Yeah, they may have a good message, but the acting is usually horrible, the lines are super cheesy, and worst of all, the "good message" is usually tainted with a lot of moralism. Just pray harder, have more faith, etc. These are not the reasons that good things happen to us and we cannot make God love us more by doing them. When we put too much emphasis on ourselves, we are just going to be disappointed when we can't live up to those expectations. And no matter how hard we try, we will always fail. But God doesn't fail.

Back to the movie... since we had somewhat low expectations, I am very glad we still gave it a chance. We took 8 kids from our youth group to a local church that was showing it. We laughed, I cried - one of our girls yelled out, "Oh no, you didn't!" at one point, and we really laughed! I think they did a really good job at presenting the need for a Savior and tying that in with the covenant of marriage (even though, who's discussions really go like that between a father & son?!?)

But the part that touched my heart the most was a song called, While I'm Waiting. Even though the context was the husband was waiting for his wife to give their marriage another chance, I couldn't help but think of my own life. I heard the words, "While I’m waiting, I will serve You. While I’m waiting, I will worship." and I started to cry. As I keep waiting for the Lord to bless us with a baby, I am going to focus on serving Him and worshipping Him. "I’m waiting on You, Lord. Though it’s not easy. But faithfully, I will wait. Yes, I will wait."




1 comment:

Nick, Annie, Aiden, Sophie and Clip said...

Jennifer,
I was touched by your openness here! We will keep praying and waiting with you as you patiently wait on the Lord's timing. What a great message to take from that song! Thank you for sharing your heart and what God has been laying on your heart and teaching you!
With love,
Annie