Wednesday December 13
Memorial of Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr
Patient waiting
  • Isaiah 40:25-31
  • Psalm 103:1-4,8,10
  • Matthew 11:28-30

What does “wait” mean? It is to “stay where one is or delay action until a particular time or event”. It is an uncomfortable place, as it is between where we are and where we want to go. Many of us do not like such states. It seems a waste of time, specially when our culture screams, “if you want something, do something and don’t wait”. Instant coffee and noodles, make us picture waiting as boring and unproductive. There are two kinds of waiting: active and passive.

Passive waiting indicates defeat, complaining or simply doing nothing. Active waiting means to be in the moment fully believing that God is working in the background. Before leading God’s people, Moses spent 40 years as a shepherd. How did those years prepare him? Following the Lord is not easy. It calls us to wait on Him 24/7. The best way is to accept his yoke and the rest that accompanies it, because on the other side of the yoke is the Lord himself. Then we will renew our strength, run and not be weary, walk and not faint. Who or what are we waiting for?

Prayer: Abba Father, may I be patient as I wait for the coming of your Son. Amen.

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