TUESDAY, January 11
“On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: ‘Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’”
The other day I misspelled waiting and it autocorrected to eating. What a strange leap from one word to another. In English they share many of the same letters but that seems to be where their similarities stop. One is about fulfilling hunger while the other is rooted in anticipation. It is reminiscent of the teacher’s words in Proverbs, there is a time for everything, a season for every delight under the heavens,” (Ecclesiastes 3.1)
And yet, while eating with his disciples, fulfilling their physical hunger, Jesus calls them to wait, to anticipate a greater fulfillment than flat bread and beans.
Way to Worship
Take a little more time today to savor God’s presence, to worship Him no matter the circumstances of your life. There will be times dawn is cold and bracing, but His glory still shines in those places.
There Will Be Time by Mumford and Sons featuring Baaba Maal
I Will Wait for You (Psalm 130) performed by Shane and Shane (with Spanish lyrics)
Way to Wait
Today, as you eat each meal, take a moment to remind your soul to anticipate the gift of the Father, that gift greater than coffee or cake. Consider writing down those words of worship on a notecard or small piece of paper that you can carry with you and read to yourself at the table.