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:

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

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

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  3. 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!

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

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  5. 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!

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  6. 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...

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

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  8. I really like this :-)

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

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  10. 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

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  11. 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.

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  12. *sigh*

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

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

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

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