During the season of Advent, people from our congregation at Martins Creek Mennonite Church have collaborated to create an Advent devotional.  Each entry has been written by one of our own, both young and old.  We hope these meditations are a blessing to you during this Advent season.

Psalm 27:1, 4, 13-14                                                 

Like any elementary school student could tell you, a story has a beginning, middle, and an end. Likewise, these verses are the beginning, middle, and end of a story. Verse one is the beginning, where David, the writer, seems to remind himself that with the Lord as his guiding force, he has nothing to be afraid of. There may be uncertainties, yes, but nothing that his Savior won’t walk through with him. Verse four is the middle, and the continuation of the story. In order to remember God as his light and salvation, David seeks to “dwell in the house of the Lord” each and every day. This happens through communion with God and his Word every day. And then for the big ending: David ends the Psalm with confidence in God’s goodness and encouragement to wait for the Lord. Wait for the Lord, wait on the Lord, and wait in the Lord.

It’s crazy how much God has brought up this verse in my life so much over the past few years. It has been quite hard for me, an adventurous soul who always thinks she’s ready for the next step, to continually surrender my timing for His. And I surely haven’t done it perfectly. But as David reminds us, because Jesus is our light who casts out fear, because as we continually seek to know Him we realize He is good, we can trust Him enough to wait for Him. And as the Lord has shown me again and again, His timing and His plans are so much better than mine.

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