While your in-between is happening, be sure you don’t get between Jesus and any little children. That is a big no-no.
The people brought children to Jesus, hoping he might touch them. The disciples shooed them off. But Jesus was irate and let them know it: “Don’t push these children away. Don’t ever get between them and me. These children are at the very center of life in the kingdom. Mark this: Unless you accept God’s kingdom in the simplicity of a child, you’ll never get in.” Then, gathering the children up in his arms, he laid his hands of blessing on them. (Mark 10:13-16, MSG)
And definitely, don’t try to make God’s word say what it doesn’t.
Now that the worst is over, we’re pleased we can report that we’ve come out of this with conscience and faith intact, and can face the world—and even more importantly, face you with our heads held high. But it wasn’t by any fancy footwork on our part. It was God who kept us focused on him, uncompromised. Don’t try to read between the lines or look for hidden meanings in this letter. We’re writing plain, unembellished truth, hoping that you’ll now see the whole pictures as well as you’ve seen some of the details. We want you to be as proud of us as we are of you when we stand together before our Master Jesus. (2 Corinthians 1:12-14 MSG)
Thankfully there are more do in betweens than there are don’ts.
Prayer-Lord, Help us not to waste our time waiting for the in betweens to pass.