An Advent Reflection by The Very Reverend David Shearlock, Partner Priest in the Beaminster Team.
Luke 1:21-23 And the people were waiting for Zechariah, and they wondered at his delay in the temple. And when he came out, he could not speak to them, and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple; and he made signs to them and remained dumb. And when his time of service was ended, he went to his home.
What’s old Zechariah doing all this time in the sanctuary? How much longer do we have to wait? The people who asked these questions were getting fed up with waiting. Well, a lot of waiting goes on at this time of year and that’s not just by our children or grandchildren as they ask again and again how many more days it is until Christmas?
Many adults, too, are waiting, perhaps looking forward with excitement to the annual tribal gathering, though maybe with some trepidation as to whether Uncle George will get drunk again, like he did last year.
Open the eyes of our minds, Lord, that during these days of waiting you will help us to prepare to welcome your coming with joy in our hearts.
What about making a phone call to someone who’d be delighted to hear us speak.
-The Very Reverend David Shearlock, Partner Priest in the Beaminster Team.
You can read all of the Advent Reflections via the following link – Advent Reflections 2019.