Can we be present and wait? Can we wait in the silence with expectancy that God will come?
Today is the end of the 40 days of Christmas. It is the fulfillment of the yearning and waiting for Anna and Simeon. On this day these two prayerful ones encountered the Lord, and the promised Saviour comes to His people.
This promise echoes daily for each one of us… Are we waiting and vigilant to see the Lord’s presence in our midst? Today, this day of the Presentation of the Lord, we may seek also to be prayerfully vigilant and present to wait upon the Spirit.
This is the gift for us … the Presence is given … may we seek with expectant hearts to proclaim our own witness of God’s presence in our lives today.
Our spiritual direction is dependent upon our preparedness to wait attentively upon the the Spirit revealing our way. It is in the quiet gentle breeze that the Lord is found, after the storms subside. My prayer at this time is that I, and my companions on the journey, decide to have time out this Lent. A retreat of sorts, as we find suited to our lifestyle, but a decision to be set apart to contemplate and nurture the inner life.