Advent – time for waiting

Today has been the first day of Advent. As we experience Advent, we rejoice in the coming of the Son (the already) and look forward to his return (the not yet).

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

Living in the ‘already, not yet’, we’re waiting on the Lord. This might be thought of as a skill, even better, a discipline. A discipline that becomes easier with practice. The Psalms are an excellent place to develop the ability to wait.

On my journey I have found Psalm 136 (among many others) as a great reminder. It might be a good place to meditate during this season of waiting. Follow through with Psalm 136 here:

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