Thoughts From the Waiting Room

Time is a funny thing.

I spoke this past weekend on the sovereignty of God. For some reason, I thought it might be a good idea to take a quick detour down the road of how God experiences time. Quote a little Moses, a little Peter, a little Mere Christianity, toss in a goofy illustration that may or may not have helped and there you go.

Here’s the point: time is different for the Eternal God than it is for me (that whole “day is like a thousand years” thing).

That much I can take on faith. It even makes sense. I mean, as much as my puny little brain can make sense of such matters.

“A thousand years in your sight
    are like a day that has just gone by,
    or like a watch in the night.”

Psalm 90:4

Here’s what I can’t quite get that brain to wrap around: how exactly did I get to this very moment so fast? As in, where did the years go?

Because just yesterday I was holding a little girl in my arms that took my breath away… My beautiful, full of life wife, had just given birth to our first child, Alexandra. And this work of art was now nestled in my arms.

I could barely take it in—me, a father. Go figure. But there she was–a little fearfully and wonderfully made masterpiece.

But that was yesterday, I promise. And yet, here I am, sitting in a waiting room…waiting. I’m waiting for a young man to walk through that door in the next few minutes (or hours) and tell me my little Alex has given birth to her own miracle.

And here I am again barely taking it in—me a grandfather. Go figure.

All I did was blink!

The minutes are slowing down in this waiting room as I wait. But the moment is soon coming to hold another little one. In the meantime, I’ll just sit here next to that beautiful wife of mine and give thanks to the giver of life, my eternal God.

And try to figure out where those years went.

Kennedy Marie Jordan

October 1, 2018
12:23 am
6 lbs 11 oz
20 inches long
Greg Holder
Greg Holder

Alex, Michael, and Kennedy are doing great. Thank you for the prayers and well wishes.

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  • Jamie Corwin

    What a beautiful gift from God. Congratulations Grandma and Grandpa, mom and dad.

  • Shannon Mette

    So beautifully said and authentically shared! Thank you for sharing your amazing majestic moments with all of us!! He sees the whole story when He sees each of us and this little bundle is bound for greatness in the Mighty Name of Jesus! 💖

  • Reply

    SO Happy! Congratulations to all. Hope momma and baby are doing exceptional. What a perfect gift from God!

  • Anna Fallon

    How precious! Congratulations to all!

  • Donna Knox

    Thank you for sharing your precious thoughts and the gifts God gave you with us. Life does go by in a blink. Wait…you’ll be a great grandfather before you know it. It happens so fast and you wonder where the time went. We are blessed to be children of an awesome God who sees us through all the blinks in life. Praying for all of you.

  • Shirley Gross

    Congratulations, so happy for you all! Kennedy is precious!

  • Debbie McCurdy

    Precious. Cherished. Perfect. Baby Girl. Congratulations to Kennedy’s parents and grandparents.

  • Regina Lamason

    Congratulations! So very exciting for your family. And what a great time of the day to have a baby. She will get her full time in the hospital to rest 😉

  • Cathy Fitz

    Thank you for sharing your personal miracles She is beautiful and LOVED! ❤️.

  • Courtney Stiles-Cheak

    Greg!!! So excited for you both!!! Thank you for sharing!!! It made my heart so happy when I read that!!! ❤️ That little girl is going to be well loved!!!

  • Judy Ritter

    Days ahead will truly be wondrous as grandparents ; seeing your child with their child and all the daily joys are there for you both. Congrats and welcome to the grandparents club. Thank you God

  • Karen Smack

    One of the joys of being a grandparent is that you are once again as smart as a whip. What a dear gift from God. The years really fly by with grandchildren. Mine are already grown up. Treasure each moment. Take lots of pictures. Welcome to the grandparents club.

  • Mary Crawford

    Congratulations! She is precious.❤️ It is such a joy being a grandparent. So happy for your family.

  • Sharon Andrews

    Congratulations! Being a grandparent is the best thing that has ever happened to us! You and Robin will be wonderful! Enjoy every second.
    She is beautiful! Fun times ahead!!

  • Konie

    Sooooo sweet!!

  • Cindy

    Wow! You put into words how I feel about my life….looking back, 4 kids raised….crystal clear memories that seem like yesterday and long ago at the same time. I once heard someone say (pertaining to parenting when you have very young children) that “the days are long, but the years fly by.” Kind of makes sense!

    You have a beautiful family. Congratulations!

  • Nan Haynes

    Beautiful child and words. There is nothing in this world like being a grandparent ❤️

  • Chris, Jeff and Julia Kottmann

    Oh how great is God! Congratulations to Alex and Michael on their bundle of love. Congratulations Grandpa Greg and Grandma Robin are your new little angel to love.

  • Liz Lynch

    God’s perfect little masterpiece! Congratulations to all! So happy for you.

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