Psalm 27: 13-14
I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!
They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
Lord, You have such wonderful promises for you faithful servants who wait upon You. We thank You for all the blessings that You send, especially the gift of renewal in your Holy Spirit. Thank You for the way that You work alongside those who are doing your will. Instead of tough toil, the experience is like the soaring of an eagle. And your goodness is seen throughout the land of the living. When we wait for You, we can be strong. When we wait for You, we can let our hearts take courage. When we wait for You, our yoke is easy.
We pray for all these blessings for Fr. Shaw and Mother Julie. Be with Fr. Shaw as he moves his “mission office” to the North Country. Be with him as he makes final plans for his trips to Tanzania and Belize. Be with him as he continues to teach and develop courses. Be with Julie as she teaches. Be with Julie as she continues in her clinical pastoral education. Thank You Lord for your merciful grace to them and to all who wait upon You. Amen.