March 20, 2020

Scripture Reading: Psalm 130
   I wait for the LORD, my soul waits,           

and in his 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.    

It is he who will redeem Israel           

from all its iniquities.

  • “…my soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning.” Those who watch for the morning have a difficult task: they keep the night watch. Third trick. The graveyard shift. It is a difficult time to stay focused and not let one’s mind wander to fears and worries.The arrival of the morning means the end of one’s task. Sweet relief. As you journal, I invite you to think about what it is that shapes the darkness you’ve been waiting in. We spend a lot of time waiting… for test results, for a message or sign, for our ship to come in, for a new beginning, for the end. Have you been waiting in the dark? What would it mean for light to begin to shine in your darkness? Think about the past day or so, when have you maybe caught a glimpse of the light shining? Can you give thanks for that today? Wait and watch for Lord: the source of our light and salvation. 
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