“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 1:3)
When I realized that in just two days I needed to create four days of posts, and then start a fresh set the day after, I actually felt great joy. Because it meant that for those days I would be delving into scripture and allow myself to be open to the Holy Presence. But, I must add, I was also grateful that for this passage Paul was only briefly cited.
“I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus, for in every way you have been enriched in him, in speech and knowledge of every kind– just as the testimony of Christ has been strengthened among you– so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Verses 4 – 7)
I was grateful also for Paul alluding to the theme of waiting. How can explain, beloved reader, the lack of surprise I had when I saw that the theme of waiting was also in this passage. It seemed to me, and reminded me, that the Holy Presence under girds me so often when I write.
“He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you may be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful; by him you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Verses 8 – 9)
We may, and rightly so, be waiting for the “Great Reveal” that marks the end of the age of humanity and this world. But there are countless small reveals that allow us to see the Presence of the Lord God and the Holy Presence – if one was to consider them as separate aspects. I think those small reveals helps us wait, and remind us why we are waiting, and Who we are waiting for.
May you, beloved reader, wait in anticipation of what will be revealed to you. Shalom & Selah!