|July 2010 … Mt. Sinai (Waiting for the new day)|
Not everyone can wait, says German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, writing from a German prison in 1943…
“The only ones who can wait are people who carry restlessness around with them and people who look up with reverence to the greatest in the world. Thus Advent can be celebrated only by those whose souls give them no peace, who know that they are poor and incomplete, and who sense something of the greatness that is supposed to come, before which they can only bow in humble timidity, waiting until he inclines himself toward us — the Holy One himself, God in the child in the manger. God is coming; the Lord Jesus is coming; Christmas is coming. Rejoice, O Christendom!”
Do you have a restless longing in your spirit?
Have you done your best and realized your best is not good enough?
Do you ever wonder if this is as good as it gets?
My friends, this season is made for you. May God bless you with the peace of Christ, this fine Advent day. This season opens its door wide for people just like you!
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This speaks to me today.