I will stand at my watchpost, and station myself on the rampart; I will keep watch to see what he will say to me, and what he will answer concerning my complaint. Then the Lord answered me and said: Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so that a runner may read it. For there is still a vision for the appointed time; it speaks of the end, and does not lie. If it seems to tarry, wait for it; it will surely come, it will not delay. Look at the proud! Their spirit is not right in them, but the righteous live by their faith.
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There is something, oh-so-familiar about the nature of these verses. Every war (pick a war, any war) movie seems to have a scene of someone keeping watch and waiting. Sometimes they are waiting for trouble. Sometimes they are waiting for rescue. A signal is sent. A message is relayed. More waiting but always more watching because, at the appointed time, what is coming will come. The voice of the ancient prophet is still as clear and purposeful as once it was centuries ago. Wait. Hold up the vision of our God for God's people. Live by faith. I would rather stand waiting in faith on the ramparts than be vanquished by arrogance or despair.
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Come, Lord Jesus. Amen.
Deb Grant, resilient child of God, creative tinker of paper, ink, wood, shiny things, paint and words. The human amusement of a parrot and a dog.
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