January 24, 2023

My reflection is from Living Faith:
I have waited, waited for the Lord, and he stooped toward me. Psalm 40:2
“We all experience seemingly endless times of waiting in our lives. Perhaps you’ve waited for your teenager to pull in the driveway safely and before curfew, or for an overdue baby to finally make her entrance into the world or for a stubborn wound to heal. The Psalmist, however, is not dwelling on the waiting but rather on the experience of God stooping to draw near. This verse makes me aware that I can change my perspective in the waiting and be more alert to God reaching out to me.
God is near when I get my traveling son’s text: ‘Made it back, Mom.’ I feel God’s presence through the prayers of my friends if I’m facing a medical challenge. God leans in via beautiful flowers sent to lighten my grief over the loss of two family members. God is so close in the warm sunbeam spilling over my bedroom floor on a steely cold winter’s morning.
Lord, in the waiting, help me to be alert to you stooping toward me.” Jennifer Christ