Not Everyone Can Wait!
Today’s thoughts from Bonhoeffer offer us some insight into what it means for us to be a people who wait, expectantly, and yet rest in the soverignty of God. Written from jail to his fiancee Maria von Wedemeyer, Dr. Bonhoeffer recalls to each of us that the more we focus on the things of the Lord, the “more rich” we are! “The poorer one quarters, the more clearly we perceive that our hearts should be Christ’s home on earth” Advent is a time when followers of Jesus recall that we are “Poor in Spirit” and totally incomplete. Thus, we bend the knee to our Lord Jesus, who will one day come in glory to judge the living and the dead, whose kingdom is without end!
Luke 6:20 – 26
20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 21 “Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. “Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh. 22 “Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! 23 Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets. 24 “But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. 25 “Woe to you who are full now, for you shall be hungry. “Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep. 26 “Woe to you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.