God has place this wonderful creation in our hands. As U2 sings, "It's a beautiful day, don't let it slip away." We have this one life to live on this beautiful planet so enjoy these reflections on God, faith, life, and music. "After the flood all of the colors came out. It's a beautiful day."

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Waiting on the Master

Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!  Psalm 27:14

At this Japanese garden, I visited; there is a path that leads you to a teahouse.   Outside of the tea house and a little down the path is a waiting room.  This house is where you wait until the master is ready serve tea.

A place to wait for the master.    

Waiting for the master. 

We aren’t a people who like to wait.  We can share every thought the instant we have  them.  There is rarely a place where we can not be reached by phone.  So to wait is challenging in a culture where we can have our every whim granted almost instantly.  In a culture where we don’t wait, how do we share the power in waiting?  How do we share that God is a Master on whom we sometimes have to wait?   We have to wait for each new revelation.  We have to learn to wait for answers to prayer.  We have to wait for the teacher to arrive who came help us take the next step on our journey of faith. 
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in God’s word I hope;  my soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning, more than those who watch for the morning.  O Israel, hope in the Lord! For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him is great power to redeem.  Psalm 130:5-7

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