The Earth Cries Out: We Are Waiting
Dear Covenant friends and family,
A friend once said, "We spend most of our lives in between."
"In between what?" I asked.
"In between whatever it is we're waiting for," she replied.
She had a point.
How many days until Christmas? And after Christmas, how many days until New Years? Until graduation? Until that baby comes? That loan is paid off? Until the kids come home?
It seems we are nearly always waiting for something.
But there are different kinds of waiting. There's the kind of waiting that seems to think that the only valuable time is the time that is not here yet. And then there's the kind of waiting that calls for an intentional kind of presence, that finds meaning in the waiting itself.
Advent - our liturgical time of waiting for this Christ who is to come - is nearly over. Which kind of waiting does it teach us?
Sunday we will explore the value of the "in-between." Guest organist Jason Keefer will start the special prelude music early: Eugene Gigout's "Rhapsody on Christmas Themes."
Grace and peace,