Waiting for the Lord

South Milford Methodist Church, Morning worship, 10/04/2011

Scripture: Ps 130, Ezek 37:1-14, Jn 11:1-45.

The theme of the Preach was  ‘Waiting for the Lord’

Key lines from  the scripture for me:

Ps 130:5 “I wait for the Lord and his word is my hope”

Ezek 37:4 “Speak to these bones and say, ‘Dry bones, listen to the word of the Lord!'”

Jn 11:25 “Jesus said to her ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me even though they die like everyone else, will live again.”

Jesus is the Word (John 1) to wait for the Lord is to wait for Christ who is the Word of God who gives hope to those who wait. Martha waited, as did her sister Mary and in a sense so did Lazarus.

I hope the image conveys that sense of waiting for Christ, the resurrection and the life, who arrives and calls Martha and Mary to faith and Lazarus from death and the tomb to  life.


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