Weekend Weave: the power of waiting

Lamentations 3

We never really learn to wait well, do we? It isn’t taught in school, it isn’t embraced by society, and it doesn’t come easily to us. We are a goal oriented, multi-tasking, instant gratification oriented society. And that is absolutely not what the Bible teaches. The Bible teaches us to wait on the Lord, to seek Him, and to following His way.

Yet, the strength of those who wait with hope in the Lord will be renewed.
They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and won’t become weary.
They will walk and won’t grow tired. (Isaiah 40:31)

Isaiah 40:31 reminds us that our strength is renewed when we wait with hope in the Lord. When we don’t wait with hope in the Lord our strength won’t be renewed. Instead of soaring on wings with eagles, we’ll be slugging along, head down, exhausted. Instead of running, we’ll be winded and sitting the next part of the race out. Instead of walking with purpose, we’ll be tired. The choice seems pretty clear. Wait with hope in the Lord, let Him infuse you with renewed strength so you can soar on wings like eagles.

And now our Advent note: This year Advent begins on Sunday, November 29 (countdown: 50 days). I promised to share some preparation ideas each week in the Weekend Weave so we are ready to celebrate! If you’re new to the weekend weave and want to read the past Advent notes click here. To read the Advent 2015 series click here.

Advent ties perfectly into this Weekend Weave. Advent is the celebration of waiting. We celebrate waiting for Christ’s birth, and as Christians we are waiting for the return of Christ.

This next week is a great time to source what you will use to set your candles in your Advent display. If you are planning to put your candles in mason jars you might consider using Epsom salt (Pinterest has a treasure trove of advent candle/Epsom salt ideas), marbles, or sea glass to fill the space between the candle and the mason jar.

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