We have been longing and waiting for the coming of the Saviour. But I am painfully aware also of the incompleteness of my longing: I know I do not long for the Lord with all my heart; I know there are many other longings that distract, pull away, block… And the beautiful thing is that the Word of God these days reminds us that, more than our longing for God, it is God who is longing for us.
"Let me see your face, let me hear your voice, for your voice is sweet, and your face is comely." (Song of Songs 3,14)
In the same vein, David wants to build a house for the Lord, but the Lord tells him: I will build you a House. And Zechariah sings: the Lord has raised up for us a horn of salvation in the house of his servant David (Lk 1,69).
Jesus is the House of David. He is our house, our home. In him alone will our hearts find rest.