What Are You Waiting For?

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by Matt Pigman / March 18, 2014

Many of us have been waiting for what seems like an unbearably long time for spring to come.  After one of the snowiest and longest NJ winters on record, there aren’t many people around here who are protesting its arrival.  Instead, most of us get overly excited at the smallest sign that spring is breaking in… the melting of the last bit of snow on our lawns, the budding of the first flower, the chirping of a bird at sunrise (not to mention the appearance of that sun in the first place).

Lent is a season of waiting… a season when we, the Church, patiently await the resurrection of Jesus Christ.   ‘But didn’t that happen some 2000ish years ago,’ you say?  Right, but this is a season when we wait for the reality of Christ’s resurrection to break into our every day lives.  We wait for the Kingdom of God to break into our world’s politics, our economic systems, and our relationships.  

For some of us more than others, the winter of our lives seems a bit long right now.  May we actively wait and watch.  May we not forget that the spring of God’s Kingdom is coming.  May we watch and celebrate the places where we see God’s Kingdom breaking in… even as we continue to wait.

We’re all waiting for something.  In the midst of your waiting, where have you recently seen a sign of God’s Kingdom breaking in?

2018-04-14T11:37:46+00:00March 18th, 2014|Blog--Lent, Pastor's Blog|

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  1. Louise Johnson March 19, 2014 at 8:47 am - Reply

    I am grateful for the folks who have used our Pathways to Spiritual Growth resource and are exploring new ways to experience God’s presence in daily life. New understandings of fellowship, serving, mindfulness, prayer, and reading Scripture bring fresh glimpses of what God is doing. This Sunday’s worship will focus on sharing our faith with others, something that is often frightening for us as Presbyterians. Why is it “unnatural” for us to speak about God? Evangelism is a dirty word for many because it has become synonymous with coercion or manipulation. But what if we understand its literal meaning: “sharing life-giving good news?” Come to worship this Sunday at 10:00 AM and see how the Woman at the Well did just that!

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