"And So It Was": Embracing God's Faithful Transition from Promise to Fulfillment

Luke 2:6  And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

“And so it was…” Today, I want to write about when “it shall be” becomes “and so it was”! I wonder if Mary completely understood the significance of this moment. I’m sure she did in the natural sense, but what about the spiritual? This is the moment for all eternity to stand at attention as the Promised Seed is delivered into this world; where the Word becomes flesh so as to dwell among us. This is what all the prophets foretold, and what many saints died hoping they’d see in their life time. This is the promise that, though it tarried, it came nonetheless! The text ever so gracefully announces this transition by simply saying, “And so it was…” There is such a breath of fresh air in that statement alone!

After all the prophesying, after all the foretelling, after all the promises, after all the waiting, after all the hoping, after all the blood, sweat, and tears that brought us up to this point in history, and we finally hear “And so it was!” What a glorious fulfillment of the blessed promises of God! Just as God kept His promise in our text today, so shall He also keep His promise in your life as well. You may be tired and weary, still waiting for your deliverance, but rest assured that one day your “shall be” will be turned into “and so it was”! Once you arrive at that point, you will be able to look back and glorify God that you made it, knowing that it was worth the entire struggle it took to get there! Don’t give up; deliverance is on its way.

The text then says, “…while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.” Some of you don’t know it, but the place you think is a stand-still in your journey with God is nothing but a birthing place “while you are there”! You see, every deliverance must have its place of origination. It is a place of privacy, a place of obscurity, a place of humility, a place of rejection, and a place of pain. But, it is also a place of birth! Be encouraged that you are closer to your deliverance than you could imagine, because while you are there, your days will be accomplished that you should be delivered! This season shall bring forth the birthing of new and great things in your life; only keep trusting God!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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