Random reflections from the life and ministry of Glenn H. Teal
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Advent Thoughts - Day 3
5 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
and in his word I hope;
6 my soul waits for the Lord
more than watchmen for the morning,
more than watchmen for the morning.
7 O Israel, hope in the Lord!
For with the Lord there is steadfast love,
and with him is plentiful redemption.
8 And he will redeem Israel
from all his iniquities.
Advent engages us in the discipline of 'waiting'. Something most of us are not very good at. We want what we want and we want it NOW.
But the Biblical story of God's work in the world includes a lot of waiting. The Promised One of the Older Testament does not appear quickly.
Four hundred years of silent waiting separate the older from the newer segments of God's word. Galatians 4:4 tells us that God waited to send Jesus
until the time was exactly right.
So this Christmas while we spend the next twenty two days waiting - let's lean into it. Let's embrace it. God what is it that I can learn from you
this week as I wait to celebrate the birth of Jesus?