Thought for the Month -
As a child I wasn’t good at waiting.
· The days before Christmas barely limped by, not just dragging their feet, but the days, hours and minutes with them! (It’s unlikely
Mum and Dad agreed).
· The countdown to the freedom of school holidays felt interminable, while the holidays themselves sprinted by (my parents probably felt the opposite).
We’ve just celebrated Easter -
suddenly, the wonder… “He is not here – He is risen” Luke 24:6a NIV
During May we share, with those who love Jesus, the accounts of how He meets them and meets their needs: revealing, restoring and reviving.
On Thursday 30th May we’ll celebrate the Feast of the Ascension, Jesus leaves his dismayed disciples with a promise and a command: “I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.” Luke 24:49 NIV
“Wait” He bids -
“Wait” He says – you will receive the Spirit of God -
As the disciples return to the city to watch and pray… to wait for the gift, for freedom from fear, did the time drag? Probably, expectation and longing have a way of slowing time.
So this year, let we who would be His disciples, allow the Risen Christ meet with us (and our needs) revealing, restoring and reviving.
Then, from Ascension, might we set aside some time each day to wait, watch and pray? Perhaps we can recover something of that expectation and longing -
Because, trust God, there is always more – so much more.
PS. For those of us that like a "spring board" into prayer -