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Waiting on God

The text I am preaching on this week is Luke 12: 32-40.

Be ready.  Be dressed for action.  Have your lamps lit.  Be alert. For centuries our written Word has told us that we need to be vigilant, watchful people as we wait on God to give us the kingdom. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done we pray as we wait, and wait, and wait some more.  We have been waiting for centuries.  And waiting is, simply put, just no fun…no fun at all.

I get tired of waiting.  I get tired while waiting.  I cannot wait forever.  It’s impossible.  One cannot sit on the edge of their seat, waiting and watchful and alert, without at some point falling on the floor from exhaustion.  So at some point something’s got to give.  At some point something’s got to give, and in my mind that something needs to be God.  Okay, God.  Where are you?  Where is your Kingdom?  Where are those days when you will wipe every tear from our eyes?  Where are those days when you will bring an end to all our warring madness and your peace will reign?  Where is your Son promised to come?  Where is my hope now that you have tuned my eye to the horizon?  I can’t wait forever, God.  No one can wait forever.

Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

May the words of my mouth, the meditations of my mind, and the feelings of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.  Amen.

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