The Meaning in the Waiting

My Pastoral Ponderings

Be still before the Lord, and wait patiently for him.

Psalm 37:7

Sometimes, not always, but sometimes, we can best serve God by waiting. Rather than act in haste, or force our will on a situation, sometimes it is better to wait, and to pray.

Our congregation made the difficult decision to suspend in-person worship again in the wake of rapidly rising COVID numbers in our community. For the next four Sundays we will worship online only, as we wait, hope and pray for the vaccine to become more widely available and for the numbers to begin declining again.

This new season of waiting brings to mind for me one of my favorite poems by R.S. Thomas, the Welsh poet and Anglican priest. Sometimes, he reminds us in this poem, and with God’s help, we can find meaning in the waiting.

When this pandemic began I offered a devotional booklet…

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