21 Mar The Anticipation
Jesus instructed the disciples in Acts 1 to stay in Jerusalem and await the Holy Spirit, which was the promise of the Father. Acts 2 opens with the disciples continuing to wait, expectantly hoping in God’s faithful promise to be fulfilled. Even though Pentecost did come shortly after, the reality is that the disciples waited expectantly for God’s promise. As you approach Holy Week, will you allow yourself to dwell and abide in the waiting period, knowing that the Lord wants to conform us into the image of Christ this week? Psalm 130:5-6 declares, “I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning,more than watchmen for the morning.”
My prayer is that we wouldn’t simply jump to Easter Sunday but we would be content to dwell in today, waiting for the Lord’s promise. For short reflection upon this week, I would ask that you consider these two questions:
- Do you find it difficult to wait upon the Lord for the fulfilling of His promises? Why?
- As the disciples gathered together, it is vitally important we walk through Holy Week together. Who is one person you can share your confessions, laments and praises to this week?