Lenten Reflection for March 26

Today’s Readings
Psalm 130
Ezekiel 1:1–3; 2:8—3:3
Revelation 10:1–11

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
and in the Lord’s word I hope;
my soul waits for the Lord
more than those who watch for the morning,
more than those who watch for the morning.
–Psalm 130:5–6

Nicole’s Reflection

We are still waiting, aren’t we? We don’t like it. We really are more period type people. We think it is the end. Final. Finished. Or we just desperately want closure. When will this end!?!? But our God is a God who is constantly placing commas where we would put a period. GOD SURPRISES US resurrecting what we thought for sure was dead. God says I am not finished. I am.I should be hurriedly gathering supplies, printing plans, grocery shopping (if you can call all that junk food groceries) and packing up the PRLC bus in preparation to leave with the PRLC youth on our Spring Retreat tomorrow evening. It’s not happening, of course. Retreats are the best. I’m grieving not getting to go right along with all our young people. The theme was “comma”. Retreats are all about “pausing” right? We were going to spend the entire weekend dwelling in this psalm and exploring the Lazarus story and imagining where God might be telling us to wait and watch for the surprise ending.I guess we’re pausing in a different way then I had planned. Here’s what I shared in the email postponing the trip: I’m praying for safety and peace and that as we PAUSE in these uncertain and unexpected circumstances the SURPRISING and UNENDING love of God reveals love and light and new life in ways beyond our imaginations and understandings. How thematic! Embrace the comma.
Leaving you with a song today to listen to as you wait: “My Soul Waits” from In Time IP by Poor Clare