When you were a child, your mother may have hung up an Advent calendar to help you count down the days until Christmas. 24, 23, 22, 21... down to Christmas Eve, and then, voila! It's Christmas!
Adults don't get the same privilege. We spend a lot of time (days, months, years) waiting for something to happen, with no way to know how close or far away that day might be.
Could be tomorrow. Next week. Next year.
Wish God would hang up a calendar for us. But that would make the wait easier, and that's not quite His style, is it?
For what are you patiently waiting today?