February 27, 2015
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My Soul Waits for the Lord

As I look out the window at winter’s barren landscape, I wait……donnie advent 2

As I look out the window at springs first blooming, I hope…….

In Psalm 130; 5, I am reminded of this recurring theme of waiting and hoping.

“…..I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope…..

I am moved as God reveals this to me in the rhythm of the natural world.  I plant bulbs in the winter and wait in hope for blooms to push through the earth in spring, I watch leaves color and die in the fall and wait in hope for the full flush of green leaves to shade our backyard in spring.  As the 4 o’clocks die to the ground in winter, I wait in hope for the sweet evening scent of their flowers on a warm summer evening.  As I watch our pink magnolia earnestly putting out its early spring buds, I wait in hope that a late winter freeze will not kill the beautiful pink flowers.

I’m reminded of a poem by Alan Hovhaness, “I’ve always regarded nature as the clothing of God.”  I see God’s faithfulness as nature waits in hope for Him to clothe his created world in the lush beauty of spring and early summer.  As I observe his faithfulness in the natural world I begin to recognize his faithfulness to me.

As I wait in hope during this Lenten season I intend to cloth myself with his sure promise….”For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him is plentiful redemption,” Psalm 130; 7

(c) 2015 Rosemary Conoley

About The Author:

My simple life… is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God lead me. I have been married to Greg for 27 years and we have three wonderful children. My simple life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God take control. I followed God’s call to begin seminary at Perkins School of Theology in January 2006. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God’s call. I began the Degree in the Art of Spiritual Direction at San Francisco Theological Seminary in January 2009. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. I was ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA and spent three amazing years in Pastoral Ministry at Highland Springs Senior Living in Dallas, TX. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. My passion is the Christian Spiritual Life. As a spiritual director and retreat leader, I am so blessed to hear how God is at work in the world. How is God at work in your life?

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