Good morning brothers and sisters.
Yesterday, Heather and I had a chance to talk with Desmond (who is buried in his teen boy cave, a place few of us would want to visit.) He is either bored or very bored or very, very bored. During yesterday’s walk, Heather and I met our neighborhood walkers, standing 8 feet away from one another briefly chatted. The most often asked question – “Are you hanging in there?” The oft-spoken answer: (sigh) “I guess so.” Your experience too I imagine.
An uncle of mine who served in WWII introduced me to the ironic command from his superiors, “Hurry up and wait.” We all have heard it, I’m sure. The prophet Isaiah, speaking to his people as they endured a decades long exile in Babylon, has a more positive view of waiting (Is. 40:28-31):
Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
29 He gives power to the faint,
and strengthens the powerless.
30 Even youths will faint and be weary,
and the young will fall exhausted;
31 but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings like eagles,
they shall run and not be weary,
they shall walk and not faint.
Seriously good people, I hope you are well. Please call or text me (412-298-3140) or someone at the church if there is any way any one of us can be helpful. That includes shopping trips for food or medications. OK?Peace be with you,