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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Waiting

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
And in His word I do hope. My soul waits for the Lord
More than those who watch for the morning—
Yes, more than those who watch for the morning.
--Psalm 130:5-6
 
"To wait open-endedly is an enormously radical attitude toward life. So is to trust that something will happen to us that is far beyond our imaginings. So, too, is giving up control over our future and letting God define our life, trusting that God molds us according to God's love and not according to our fear.                   The spiritual life is a life in which we wait, actively present to the moment, trusting that new things will happen to us, new things that are far beyond our own imagination, fantasy, or prediction.                                              That, indeed, is a very radical stance toward life in a world preoccupied with control."                        ~Henri Nouwen
 
 

2 comments:

MaryAnn said...

Hey there--welcome to the RevGals! I am a Presbyterian pastor in Falls Church but live in Springfield... would love to connect sometime. My girls are 9 and 6 and I also have a son, 4. Life is big!

Rev Momma said...

Mary Ann,
I'd love to meet! My day off is usually on Thursday- but I'm free for lunch most days... feel free to email me at revbethanderson@gmail.com
:)