The pastors at our church are preaching through Acts. In August on our youngest sons’ birthday, this particular passage was preached through that gave me pause and led to much reflection in the following days and weeks. “all these (the Apostles) with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer…” Acts 1:14.

August started out strong and ended with both John and me feeling discouraged. John was furloughed again with the rise of the delta variant which caused many meeting and conference cancellations. The “new” used car that we found for Aidan inexplicably broke down the day after he went back to his college. We have been having a difficult time with partnership development. And we know many friends in the hospital and dealing with medical issues, particularly Covid-19. This particular sermon was what I needed to remember the primacy of Jesus. Why were we called? Because of Jesus and for his name to be glorified. When will we go? In God’s time. Until then what should we do? Pray and wait on Him. Watch and keep our eyes on Him. Preach the Gospel to ourselves daily lest we forget and share the hope we have.

These are confusing days, and when I struggle with the here and now, I need God’s word and to remember his promises that this is not our home, and that I can trust in his goodness. I will leave you with these two versus that I have found so much comfort in these past few weeks:

“The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.” Nahum 1:7

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Mathew 11:28-30

Will you pray and wait with us?

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