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“I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the
Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” —Psalm 27:13-14 NIV

Wait Upon the Lord

In this season of advent, we are told to wait upon the Lord, and reminded that this is more than just a time of waiting
expectantly for Christmas. Waiting for Christmas is a microcosm of the cosmic wait experienced by creation in
waiting for the Creator to take the form of creation and become man. Waiting can be hard, especially for the young,
whose time horizons make days seem like years, but as we age, waiting gets easier as time seems to go by quicker
with each passing year. How long is too long can also depend on what you are experiencing. Waiting to see the
dentist can seem like an eternity when you have a toothache, whereas waiting for a delicious meal can be something
we savor. Waiting upon the Lord is an act of patience, humility and quietude. We must be patient, because we
don’t know when or where the Lord will reveal Himself. We must be humble while waiting for the Lord because
the Lord’s coming is done in His good time and not ours. And finally, we must clear a quiet space in our souls
for the Lord to come. In the noisy hustle and bustle of our hectic lives, we might not hear the Lord’s quiet voice
even if He were there. As we approach the celebration of the Lord’s birth, be patient, be humble, and make
quiet space for the Lord to inhabit.– Christopher Simon

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