Waiting for Something to Happen

Did you ever experience one of those periods of life when it seemed you were waiting for something to happen that would move life forward somehow. You looked down the road of your life . . . looking for a sign you couldn’t name or an answer to a prayer you dare not ask. Jackson Browne starts out the song, Lives in the Balance, with these words, “I’ve been waiting for something to happen, for a week or a month or a year…”   It seems that many of us live in the expectation of “something”. I told my sister Jodi this morning that my days of respite in the worlds of close friends, politics and sports seemed to have passed for now. So what is the way of living in the world when we are waiting for that illusive something? Not sure I have all the answers but I found one recently. In I Samuel 23, there is a story about David during the days when he was running from Saul. Jonathan is a great figure in scripture. Sometime I’ll tell you why, but note this. “While David was at Horesh in the Desert of Ziph, he learned that Saul had come out to take his life. And Saul’s son Jonathan went to David at Horesh and helped him find strength in God.” 1 Samuel 23:15-16  In recent times, I’ve reconnected with an old friend. Talking about old times, finding out what happened in their life and the lives people you used to know, finding joy in grand memories and realizing that years don’t diminish love or appreciation for those who used to bring a smile, these help us find strength in life and in the Lord.   I realize that in my life and my friends, there have been some tough days… still are. But we live in the context of God’s plan and his love. He leads us back to places of refreshing and joy. There we find strength while we wait for something to happen. telemicus out

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