Waiting

Waiting:

Waiting to hear from you

waiting to hear you

waiting to hear you say

You are well and worshipful as always.

 

Waiting to hear about our new grandson

that he is healthy

that our son is happy

that his wife is blessed.

 

Waiting for good news

waiting for any news

but especially news from you:

your lips, your mouth, your voice.

 

Waiting for family to arrive

for the noise and joy and transition

waiting for our reunion,

waiting…


On the occasion of waiting:

as my wife went to be a support for my son and daughter-in-law who has just given birth to their first child;

as my daughter and family are soon to return to Canada to live with us;

and the occasion of our 39th wedding anniversary tomorrow.


The Message translation of Romans 8:22-15 is particularly good in capturing the idea of waiting:

All around us we observe a pregnant creation. The difficult times of pain throughout the world are simply birth pangs. But it’s not only around us; it’s within us. The Spirit of God is arousing us within. We’re also feeling the birth pangs. These sterile and barren bodies of ours are yearning for full deliverance. That is why waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course, don’t see what is enlarging us. But the longer we wait, the larger we become, and the more joyful our expectancy.

For more, see “On Waiting“.

About R.H. (Rusty) Foerger

As I enter the third third of life, I am becoming aware of the role of elders today “to enlarge spiritual vision, being devoted to prayer, living in the face of death, as a living curriculum of the Christian life” (Dr. James M. Houston). I am a life long and life wide learner who seeks to: *decipher the enigma of our worth *rescue from the agony of prayerlessness *integrate spiritual friendship.
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1 Response to Waiting

  1. Thank you very much for your absolutely hope inspiring words about waiting!:)

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