A Waiting People | A Prayer

We are a world of waiting people.

Waiting for the bus.

Waiting for the next available teller.

Waiting for them to find a cure.

Waiting for the light to turn green.

And we are not a patient people.

We tap our feet

fumble with our keys

and roll our eyes

to hurry you along

because on the other side of this wait

is more waiting to be had.

There is another line

another appointment

another train to catch.

And in this quiet morning moment

we know

we have had

enough.

Enough!

Enough days unsatisfied

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unfulfilled.

Enough with the waiting for the next better

bigger

grander.

Our longings are of a different breed

and

we wait because we do not know what else to do.

We’re waiting for You.

And no amount of foot tapping

key fumbling

or eye rolling

will quicken Your steps.

We’re just waiting.

Longing.

Hoping.

Watching.

Would You please come soon?

We’re waiting.

 

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