Today's Scripture Reflection
Written by the Rev. Matthew Kozlowski
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
and in his word I hope;
my soul waits for the Lord
more than watchmen for the morning,
more than watchmen for the morning.
Psalm 130:5-6

Waiting
Looking back, times of waiting figured prominently my childhood. I remember waiting in the car with my sister while my mom ran errands. I waited for my birthday or Christmas, counting down the days. I remember waiting for my parents to finish talking at church coffee hour so that we could finally go home(!)

In these days of Coronavirus there is waiting - more than usual. We're waiting for the next decision that will affect our lives. Waiting for things to get better. On a personal note, today I am waiting for an important email about my PhD dissertation. In these cases, the decisions are out of our hands. We do everything that we can, but then... we have to wait. Sometimes, waiting is a real pain.

The psalmist speaks of waiting for the Lord. What's more, the psalm speaks of hope while waiting. This is interesting. Hope is not just blind optimism. On the contrary, the Bible says that hope is assurance in the power and promises of God. Hebrews 6:19 says hope is like an anchor - firm and secure.

I don't know what these next few days and weeks of waiting will bring. But like the psalmist, I will wait for the Lord, and I will hope in his word.

God bless you!
Matthew
An Image To Inspire
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I needed an image of the empty tomb to send to the Sunday School children. I found a pot and a stone and nestled them into this plant. As Fr. Ed likes to say: "From the ridiculous to the sublime!"
"Let Us Pray"
Book of Common Prayer, p832
Almighty and eternal God, so draw our hearts to thee, so
guide our minds, so fill our imaginations, so control our
wills, that we may be wholly thine, utterly dedicated unto
thee; and then use us, we pray thee, as thou wilt, and always
to thy glory and the welfare of thy people; through our Lord
and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
Something More to Chew On
I was moved by this short article - some wonderful insight here, plus a nod to C.S. Lewis
How to Pray During a National Crisis

We are living in uncertain times. The fast, global spread of Covid-19 has caused concern, claimed lives and brought parts of daily life in countries and communities across the world to a standstill. The tragedy-and resultant panic-unfolds daily...

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