But 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; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Words of Hope
Near to Me
I will wait for You in the moonlight, for I know that You will come faster than a shooting star. In the midnight hours my mind is on You, for I am Yours and You are mine. At first, waiting was so hard because troubles appeared to be moving ever closer to me faster than your approach. Then, I took a breath slowly inhaling and then, exhaling. You reminded me to look at Your star in the north. I looked at You as You looked at me and nothing bothered me anymore, because I knew that You are ever near to me.
In nine months, more or less, the child is born. It won’t come until it is ready. Everything has to be prepared. I don’t want it to come early and I don’t want it to come late. The child will know when it is time. Lord, in a short amount of time You will arrive. Patience is having confidence but where does the confidence come from?
Nothing else but experience will do. Because I have waited, I know how to wait. A mother having her first child is not the same as a mother having her fifth. I am young and have waited a little; be with me and I will be at rest.
I have waited to find my love. I did not settle, and I did not stray. For many long nights, I bemoaned the yearning. I grieved my longing. Some nights are still easier than others, but I have learned to trust You with all of my heart. When troubles draw near, I seek You in earnest.
With passion I call to You and You comfort me. You say,
“I love you,” reminding me that I am not waiting for You. For the whole time, You, were waiting for me. Amen
Order of St. Francis and St. Clare