I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning. Psalm 130:5-6
I have a friend who says God wired certain people to work third shift. I am not one of them.
But I have had to work third shift, and so I get what the Psalmist is talking about.
I would start my shift well, but somewhere around 3:00 the hours would begin to drag and staying awake became the hugest chore of all. I would start begging the hands of the clock to move.
I’d scan the horizon for any sign of morning light.
And now I wonder: do I look and long with that same intensity for the Lord?
Advent gives us the opportunity to practice, but are we even looking?
PRAYER: God, we confess that our souls are often very weak at watching. We are consumed with the daily-ness of life. In these remaining days of Advent help us to be faithful watchers, anticipating and longing to see you every step of the way. Amen.