Thursday, December 1, 2011

Waiting


T'is the season of waiting:
Zechariah waiting in silence
for the promised son;
a young girl waiting expectantly
for the Word to become flesh;
a star waiting
for the mighty to bow low;
a world waiting, groaning
beneath the weight of despair.

At just the right time
He came.

T'is the season of waiting:
for peace, when life is filled
with turmoil and worry;
for comfort, when sorrow
fills the heart;
for grace, when the worst
we feared comes calling;
for love, when we feel
so unlovely and unworthy.

At just the right time
He comes.

Linking to Emily's imperfect prose:




Blessings,
Linda

picture credit http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markdroberts/series/introduction-to-advent/

16 comments:

Glynn said...

They wanted a messiah - their definition of a messiah. And they got a baby -- and God's definition of a messiah.

Dawn said...

Beautiful, dear Linda.

S. Etole said...

"At just the right time ... He comes" ... sometimes the waiting is difficult.

Denise said...

Very lovely.

Christie said...

We are still waiting... with hope.
Beautiful poem and I love the pictures I see in it. It is great how you shared singular examples of waiting and just slyly slipped the WORLD in there too. Great thinking going on there!

Megan Willome said...

Linda, this is one of the most beautiful things you've written. Truly.

Sandy said...

This is so beautiful, Linda. I love it. I will copy it in my quote journal, if I may.
To answer your question on my blog today: YES! I do love everything about this season!

lil red hen said...

Linda, this was beautiful!

Deidra said...

Lovely.

One of the things our pastor used to remind of us was this: "He may not come when you want Him, but He's always right on time."

Amen...

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

At just the right time... isn't the the wonderful truth?! Beautiful words Linda!

Anonymous said...

I really like this :-)

Nancy said...

Something about the quiet in your words, Linda, that reminds me that I am not alone in my waiting. Beautiful.

Teena said...

I love Advent... love this time of year. I have the most peace (even in the midst) I have had in years. I know its this new way God is showing me this year through grace, mercy and peace. I am so thankful you are in my life. You have blessed me so very much.

much love,
Teena

emily wierenga said...

linda,
i've read a lot of posts tonight but none like this. you have a special gift. there was a holy quieting in your words tonight. please don't stop writing, okay? you minister, friend. love emily.

Laura said...

*sigh*

just beauty. I'm waiting with you, my friend. Love to you.

Sandra Heska King said...

We wait. But never alone. And at the right time, He comes.

And my word verification? Calme. Read as "calm." :)