But, I thought, this is the season of Advent. What better time to go than Advent?
|The chapel of First United Methodist Church in Winter Park, |
FL where the Wellspring services take place each
I know so few of the people who gather at Wellspring by name. Yet, we are brothers and sisters by The Name above all names. Additional amazement.
Our responsive reading came from Isaiah 60. Left side goes first. Right side follows. The right side always seems to me to be the loudest.
I sit on the left. Near the front. So I can see.
Jan instructed us to "reflect" on what we'd just read. As I did, I circled with my purple-inked pen the word "then" in ...
Then you shall see and be radiant; your heart shall thrill and rejoice.
I jotted these notes in the margin:
Not today, perhaps, for night's shadows have fallen already.
During this season when heaven and earth meet in thin places, as Jan so poetically puts it, what are you waiting on? Or, waiting for? What must take place before the then can occur?
And, as you wait, will you trust the One who came? Will you wait for His perfect timing? His perfect "then"?