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Wait and Watch

  • 2012 19 Dec
Wait and Watch

It was a particularly gray day in November.  Frost was noticeably visible on the ground and the home felt warm and cozy.  The warmth of the fire was not enough to take the chill off Lindsey’s mood.

This was the first year she would spend Thanksgiving away from her family.  She had always set a festive table and the children and grandchildren would spend several days in the house where they were raised.

Circumstances dictated that none of the family would be able to visit home until Christmas.  Lindsey had the hope of being with her family soon, but was having a very difficult time imagining Thanksgiving without them.

Lindsey would not be alone, but could not help herself from experiencing sadness.

She decided that Christmas would come soon enough and she was not going to allow herself to miss the fellowship of Thanksgiving in the meantime.

(Psalms 130:5-6)  I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word do I hope.  My soul waits for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning - yes, more than they that watch for the morning.

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