How We Wait

August 15th, 2013 by MMiller

Rev. Dr. Melanie Miller

August 11, 2013

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Contemporary Testimony:  “Waiting but Not Watching the Clock” by Katie Munnik

And Plum blinks open his eyes, finished with yet another newborn nap. He’s hungry again – he’s a wonderful eater – and he’s opening his mouth enormously wide, throwing his head off to the side to make sure that I get the message. Our midwife gave me some good advice when we were talking through the details of keeping this little one’s tummy full. She said not to look at the clock. The clock only tells the time. Look at the baby. He’ll tell you if it is his time to eat. Just be ready for him when he needs you.

Biblical Testimony:  Luke 12:32-40

Be dressed and ready, and keep your lamps lit.  Be like the household staff awaiting the owner’s return from a wedding, so that when the owner arrives and knocks, you’ll open the door without delay.  It will go well with those staff members whom the owner finds wide awake upon returning.  I tell you the absolute truth, the owner will put on an apron, seat them at table and proceed to wait on them.  Should the owner happen to come at midnight, or before sunrise, and find them prepared, it will go well with them.

Understanding this: no homeowner who knew when a thief was coming would have let the thief break in!  So be on guard – the Promised One will come when least expected.