Thursday, November 10, 2011

O tarry and await the Lord's pleasure

Some mornings it is a reading in which I linger. Now and then the psalm holds my attention, and a particular line fills me in that moment, and then I carry that line with me for the rest of the day.

The last line from Psalm 27 rang a chord within me this morning:
O tarry and await the LORD'S pleasure; be strong, and he shall comfort your heart; *
wait patiently for the LORD.
May you linger today and notice God's creation all around you and everywhere you go.

May you see God's wonder in the trees, and the fields, on city streets, in the clouds and the stars.

May your eyes notice the colors, and may you be filled with gratitude.

May you notice the small things you might have taken for granted: a smile from a friend, an unexpected laugh, a door that is opened, the roof over your head, and the food on your table.

May your senses perceive not just the beauty around you, but may you see and smell the griminess and the ugliness, for in those places people are in pain and need strength, and in those places our wounded earth needs healing, and in those places God is there.

May you find comfort and healing in your own heart for whatever wounds you, and may you wait patiently for the presence of God to fill you with courage, love, strength and wisdom all the days of your life.

O tarry and await the Lord's pleasure, be strong, and he shall comfort your heart, wait patiently for the Lord.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!