There are gifts to be found in the liminal spaces of waiting and not knowing. Instead of just slogging through some of the mundane waiting times of life, we could practice looking for God in tiny ways. The next time you are sitting at a stoplight or on hold, try to welcome the time as a moment to pray for a friend, connect with your own breath, or simply be still. As you practice a new way of approaching your waiting time, God is there. God is always there, meeting you in the moment.
God promised to meet Mary as she waited for the birth of Jesus – and God did. God promises to meet us all as we wait for big and small things in our lives – and God does, again and again. We don’t always know how or when or where, but God shows up for us in the waiting times.
This message is excerpted from “The Waiting Place” by Jordan Miller-Stubbendick in the December 2019 Gather magazine.
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