“Hurry up and Wait”
Waiting for a word from the Lord can be exhausting. Moses waits high on the mountain while Joshua waits at base camp and the people wait far below. And what about you? Do you expect to hear from God anytime soon? It takes faith to wait on the Lord.
Waiting for things to get better in your life.
Waiting for a sign from God that things will be alright,
that you’re on the right track,
that God is on your side.
At the transfiguration, the disciples are driven to the ground in fear.
7 But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.” (Mt 17:7)
In the original Greek, the word translated “get up” in this verse is the same word used by the angels on Easter morning to tell the faithful women that Jesus is no longer in the tomb, “He is not here; he has been raised!” (Mt 28:6)
Whatever you may be waiting for.
Whatever you may be worried about.
Whatever is causing you fear.
Take verse 7 with you today and remember your baptism. The day Jesus reached out and touched you, raised you up, and reminded you not to be afraid.
Questions to ponder or discuss:
Memorize Matthew 17:7 (But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.”) It’s a simple little verse that would be
easy to overlook. Take it with you wherever you go this week.
See you in church!