Sunday, January 14, 2018

Good things come to those who wait for God

Father Perry D. Leiker, pastor
By Father Perry D. Leiker, pastor

Quote of the Week: “Listen to your inner self, it is who knows you best.” — C. Elizabeth.

Who likes waiting for anything?

Yet, isn’t life waiting, waiting, waiting?

Today’s scriptures are filled with words and images of waiting, listening, being called, looking for, staying, and finally being bluntly called to “come and see.”

One could easily come to the conclusion that an absolutely essential quality to being a person of faith in a vibrant relationship with God requires waiting, listening, and expecting.

These aren’t just Advent themes, but themes of everyday spiritual life.

Minister Darrick McGhee states it this way:

If you can wait on your hairstylist, you can wait on God. 

If you can wait at a fast food restaurant, you can wait on God. 

If you can wait in the emergency room of a hospital, you can wait on God. 

If you can wait in rush hour traffic, you can wait on God. 

If you can wait in line to purchase concert tickets for your favorite artist, you can wait on God.

If you can wait on a nice cup of coffee to brew, you can wait on God. 

If you can wait on a parking space to open closer to the entrance, you can wait on God. 

If you can wait until the end of the week or month to receive your paycheck, you can wait on God.

If you can wait on the Lord, then speaking the words of Psalm 40 today should flow sweetly from your lips: “I have waited, waited for the Lord. Here am I, Lord, I come to do your will.”

Father Perry D. Leiker is pastor of St. Bernard Church. Reach him at (323) 255-6142, Ext. 112; email perry.leiker@gmail.com. Follow Father Perry on Twitter: @MrDeano76.

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