Sitting and waiting is not something most of us do well. A surgery date was supposed to be relayed to me by today and then I was going to let folks know an update. I know many of the people in my life find this process is going on too long. I maintain that because I am in God’s hands, I am in good hands. Today’s psalm was once again Psalm 27 that ends with the words Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage: wait for the Lord! Wait with me in peace and courage.
The Gospel reading today is from John and tells the story of the feeding of the thousands. A nameless boy–an instrument of God’s abundance–has five barley loaves and two fish. Andrew offers this doubtfully. Jesus simply responds with a Make the people sit down. He gives thanks and suddenly everyone has as much as they need with a bounty of blessings left over. Not one scrap is lost.
This is the God I believe in. I place my trust in God and in gratitude for what is possible through my faith.
I will take what I am given and believe it will be more than enough.