12/2/18 – “Waiting”

Posted on : Nov 29th, 2018 | By | Category: This Sunday's Service

One of the hardest experiences in our lives is having to wait. We’re a culture that is used to having everything instantaneously.  Need to know something?  Just as Siri, Google, Alexa and the answer will be revealed.   Need something fast?  Prime it. 

But there are times in our lives when no matter how desperately we want something, we have to wait.

One of the most trying times in our lives can be while we wait for medical test results.  Our minds can run wild with horrifying and terrifying scenarios.  That doesn’t do anything but make us more anxious.  I always suggest to people in that situation to “wait in hope.”

Waiting in Hope is one of the themes of our Season of Advent, the time in which we wait for the coming of Christ’s love into our lives and our world.   A lot of times we want God to act more quickly than s/he does.  One of the most asked questions in the Psalms is “How long, O God, must we wait?  How long?”  And not surprisingly, that is one question God never answers!

The message for us this first Sunday of Advent is not how to be patient, but how to learn to wait in hope. 

More on Sunday. 

Advent Blessings to each of you,

Dan

Mark 13: 32-37

“But of that day or that hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Christ, but only God. Take heed, watch; for you do not know when the time will come. It is like a person going on a journey, when they leave home and put their servants in charge, each with their work, and commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch. Watch therefore—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at the break of dawn, or in the morning— lest the master come suddenly and find you asleep. And what I say to you I say to all: Watch.”

 

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