18th November 2018 – ‘Waiting for God’

November 15, 2018 Pastor Matt Bishop

What do you do as you wait?  Waiting can often be boring, which is probably why people aren’t too keen on it.  Today’s Old Testament and Gospel reading have a theme of waiting.  As Christians we are no strangers to waiting whether that be for an answer to prayer or for the big one: the time of Jesus’ return.  What do we do while we wait?  It’s hard to go past the suggestion in our epistle reading today from the Letter to the Hebrews.  Having shown that Christ has been our once and for all sacrifice for our sins, we are invited to ‘draw near to God… having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience… And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near’. (Hebrews 10:22,24-25).  One thing for sure:  this Christian waiting is anything but standing around and is packed full of stuff to do.