May 31, 2020

What Are You Waiting For?

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And now, O Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in you.
Deliver me from all my transgressions. Do not make me the scorn of the fool.
—Psalm 39:7-8

This little passage calls for an experiment. The next time I am anxious; the next time I find myself waiting for a situation to resolve itself; the next time, even, that I wait for the worst to happen: I will instead ask myself, "What are you waiting for?" And then—no matter what my answer is—I will wait for God. Will I find any reassurance in knowing that God is part of all things, and that "all things work together for good" (Rom. 8:28)? Maybe I won't always be able to say, unequivocally, Yes. But knowing what my goal is will better help me reach it.

Give meaning to my waiting, Lord. Tell me the stories of redemption, take away my fear, and fill my time with hope. In Jesus' Name, who taught me to pray: Our Father...

Except for the title, it doesn't really fit, but I like this video's visuals:

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An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, I've served congregations in the Colombia, Puerto Rico, Europe & the US. I received a B.A. in German from the University of Louisville and learned Spanish in Bogotá. My Master of Divinity degree is from Drew University in New Jersey. I will begin my tenure as settled pastor of Pilgrim Christian Church—with dual affiliation in the UCC and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)—in late March 2019. This is my personal blog, and the opinions found herein are my own and may not reflect the views of the church I am serving.

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