I wait for the LORD, my soul waits,
and in his 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.
much of life is spent waiting.
How many times do I remember my father say,
"Your time's coming!"
But for now I wait and pray,
"Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done..."
And yet, Lord Jesus, you said,
"The Kingdom of God is at hand!"
And you said that so long ago,
The Kingdom has come,
and yet my life and the life of the world
seems to be the same then as now,
the same now as then
I begin to doubt
your Kingdom's presence already here.
I trust more that it's not yet come.
And so I wait.
And I wonder:
Do I wait "more than
those who watch for the morning?"
Those who search the horizon
for a change in color, a sign of the sun's rising.
Those who long for the darkness to be broken
with the first light of dawn.
Those who expect the new day, new opportunity, new hope.
Do I wait actively watching
for your resurrection Son to pierce the darkness
making a day into the Lord's day
transforming not yet into already
altering life into abundant living?
Come, Lord Jesus,tear open the divide
between my heart and Thine,
that I may see Your kingdom come,
that I may live Your will be done.
Today may I wait not as a sluggard,
but as an expectant mother,
watching for signs of your coming birth
into my life and the life of the world!