- Isaiah 6
Disaster is all around us. Where is our deliverance? Where is justice? How long must we wait?
disease, to violence, to natural disaster.
Advent is a time of waiting—waiting for the Messiah, waiting for the one who will save us and be our king. The king who was coming into the world is still coming … a deep mystery. How long must we wait?
In 2006, U2 and Green Day teamed up for an anguished anthem about Hurricane Katrina: “The Saints Are Coming.”
And way back in 1971, John Lennon urged us to “Imagine” a different world.
Religion can be defined not simply as all human dealings with God, but more narrowly as the useless systems we create to try to "get right" with God ... not realizing that God already loves us infinitely, and that nothing can change that. What if we really believed this? How would it change the way we act toward God and toward everyone else on the planet?
John Lennon was assassinated thirty years ago today. Remember him in your prayers. Remember the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Remember Elizabeth Edwards. Pray for all those God is calling you to pray for.
The holy seed is its stump. Something new will grow from the ashes of our lives’ disasters. How long will it take? Wait for it.