When we want something to happen,
when it’s going to be good,
when today isn’t that great.
But we have to wait.
The Old Testament ended on a high point of the Israelites turning back to God, listening to his Word and trying to obey.
We know the Israelites continued on with their lives during that time.
They were waiting….
expecting the Messiah to show up.
How long were they going to have to wait?
The historical record of the Old Testament ends but there are many other historical documents written during these 400 years. Several of these have been grouped together in the Apocrypha. I’m especially interested in the book of Judith ( I wonder why?). It reads a lot like the book of Esther without the awesome “for such a time as this” part.
400 years of waiting.
That’s a long time.
A very long time of anticipating the coming of the Messiah who will save them from their enemies.
A glorious time was coming……