In His Steps … waiting

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.”                                                                                                                  Acts 1:4 NIV

The disciples and a group of over a hundred wanted to know what they should do.  Jesus had returned from the tomb, spent time with them, and then gave them strange instructions — wait.  I have often wondered what that must have been like — waiting in the Upper Room.  Waiting in anticipation of that which they knew nothing about.

What did they do? What did they talk about?  Did they have any idea what they were waiting for? Were they anxious? nervous?

So, here we sit waiting to board a plane to go to Jerusalem.

Waiting. Wondering. Anxious.
We talk nervously. We eat lunch.
We wonder about all that we see and all that we will do.
We make small talk.

Perhaps we are not that different from the disciples of old.

I can’t wait to share with you all that we will see and experience.

But that will have to wait … we wont arrive in Israel until tomorrow evening.

So until then we are once again … waiting … anticipating.

So pull up a chair … and wait with us.


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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