Ps.52:8,9 – But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God;

I trust in the faithfulness of God forever and ever.

I will praise You forever, because You have done it,

And I will wait on Your name, for it is good, in the presence of Your godly ones.

Parris and I recently went on an early morning walk along Lake Ponchartrain. It was an unusually quiet morning with hardly a breath of wind. The oak trees with their hanging moss appeared to me to be in a state of waiting. Actually the entire lakefront seemed to be waiting, from the oak trees to the squirrels creation seemed to be in a state of waiting for something to break in on all of us. As my walk continued that morning my thoughts turned to Paul who said that creation was anxiously waiting for the revealing of God’s sons and daughters. That is the next great prophetic event, the return of Christ and the revealing of His glorious bride. Here is how Andrew Murray describes creation waiting.

“If once our eyes are opened to this precious truth, all Nature will become a preacher, reminding us of the, relationship which, founded in creation, is now taken in grace. As we read this Psalm, and learn to look upon all life in Nature as continually maintained by God Himself, waiting on God will be seen to be the very necessity of our being. As we think of the young lions and the ravens crying to Him, of the birds and the fishes and every insect waiting on Him, till He give them their meat in due season, we shall see that it is the very nature and glory of God that He is a God who is to be waited on. Every thought of what Nature is, and what God is, will give new force to the call: “Wait thou only upon God.”

The force of the quiet of that morning walk is still with me, the Lord’s return is imminent, it will be both glorious and terrible at the same time. What was the Lord trying to speak to me that morning? My conclusion is this, join in with the harmony of the rest of creation and wait expectantly on the Lord. The pull of life and its troubles can cloud our vision, waiting tends to bring us back into harmony with the Lord and His unfolding kingdom plan.

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