How are people of the Bible waiting, and how are we called to wait with them? Learning from Henri Nouwen and Christoph Blumhardt.
When I face challenges and am in the midst of one of life’s storms, I can look at Noah’s life and have hope while I wait.
When we read the genealogies of the Bible, it’s like counting the rings on the Tree of Life, giving us a vivid picture of just how long and how thoroughly God has remained faithful, generation to generation.
I imagine Mary’s head reeling and heart pounding, being reminded “peace, be still.” Give yourself permission to ponder in your heart as Mary did. This is how we prepare.
Just as the five virgins who were not prepared were stranded and not allowed to follow the processional to the wedding celebration, so we can be left stranded during this time of anticipation, preparation, and waiting.
May we forget our perfect offerings, and allow our broken hearts to come to love, like a refugee.