Waiting

Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you.          

          We are waiting for the birth of a baby, waiting and laboring past due.           We pray, how long, O Lord? And you answer, this long, this long.

We are not waiting not for the clock, not waiting for this to become that,           but waiting for the unfolding of your mercy, gestation's blessed delay.

We wait not for our desire, our favored outcome, but for you alone.

We wait for the desire to control to leave, the despair that all's in our hands.

Your grace is in this world unseen, your presence embracing, unfurling.

In grace you work your delight even now, in love you wait beside us.

For all who wait for healing, for all who wait for joy,

we pray their waiting be fruitful, that their waiting be for you.

They don't see but they already know. Blessed are they who wait for the Lord.

 

Deep Blessings, Pastor Steve

__________________ Steve Garnaas-Holmes Unfolding Light www.unfoldinglight.net

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