Saturday, October 6, 2012

A Prayer for Saturday, October 6, 2012

Wait & See

“You’ll have to wait and see,” we say; they are words we use to tell people that they will have to wait until some point in the future to understand something. What we are really saying, then, is that they will have to wait to see.

There are things that we will have to wait and see in the sense of having to wait to see; thus we sing “We’ll understand it better by and by” with the “by and by” being “when the morning comes” which will be “when we all get home.”

But there is a sense in which we can take the phrase “wait and see” more literally; there is a sense in which we can see while we wait.

So Lord, help us to wait and see. Help our time of waiting for you to work all things out according to your will to be a time of growing in our understanding of you, of our world, of other people, and of ourselves. While we wait for Christ to come again, cause our waiting to be a time when we are growing up into Christ.

Help us, O Lord, to wait and see.


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