Wednesday, February 01, 2006

YES! I get this ... don't always like it but I get it

and reworked in The Complex Christ

As Sarah waited...Ninety years for a son to fulfil God's promise.
We wait in hope for what we thought had been spoken to us.

As Moses waited...40 years in the desert
We wait for emptiness and humility

As the Prophets waited -- 1000 years of salvation promises
We wait for the signs of presence

As Mary waited...9 months of her 14 years for the child of God.
We feel the birth-pains, yet fear for the child.

As John the Baptist waited -- scanning the crowds for knowing eyes
We long for an experience of the Divine

As Jesus waited -- 30 years of creeping time,
40 days in the throes of temptation,
3 years in the midst of misunderstanding,
3 days in the depths of hell . . .

So now, we wait.
Our turn to toil on levelling mountains and straightening paths.
Our turn to watch time's horizon.
Our turn to hope that He who promised is faithful, and will return.

1 comment:

Margaret said...

our turn to toil
our turn to watch
our turn to hope

In the midst of my toil, sometimes I forget to watch...and especially to hope. Good reminder - thanks.