Today consider something that you do not wait for. In my own life I think of food, water, sleep, housing, and clothing. I am rarely in a situation in which I have to wait for the basic necessities for survival. Unless I'm on a weekend retreat, I never have to wait to see my wife or children on a daily basis. I do eagerly await my wife and daughter returning home, but I still see them each night before I go to sleep.
In some parts of the world, including parts of Denver, some people do have to wait for housing, clothing (clean clothing), food and easy access to water. This Advent season, part of waiting for Christ is realizing that we are waiting for kingdom/nation/world in which every single person has hope, health and happiness - which obviously include the basic necessities of life. It is also a season in which we are waiting for a child, an infant, that requires the care of parents for sustenance and survival. May we give thanks for all we have, aware of times when we are in need, and aware that there is always someone in a season of need.
I wait for Christ as I wait for sustenance for all.
I wait for Christ as I wait for shelter for all.
I wait for Christ as I wait for times of plenty.
I wait for Christ as I wait for times without need.
I wait for Christ as I wait for____.
I wait for Christ.
Below are a few practice videos to sing along with Andi before our dress rehearsal on Saturday (9am-noon).
Events & Evites:
Tory - Pastor of Children and Youth Faith Formation.