Grey Saturday: Waiting for Communion

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Good Friday in downtown Littleton by Eugene C. Scott

Waiting for Communion

The house is silent

Like the hearts of those

Who saw Him hung

And the stone rolled over

In gray morning light

 I remember the last night

We gathered round

A table piled high

With bread and wine

And hope

I sit and wait

For life to stir

His voice to fill the room

And touch my fearful heart

By Eugene C. Scott

A Celtic Prayer of Waiting

Though I am poor…
though I am weak…
though anxious of heart…
tried as I am…
though [the way] may be hidden…
though the night is here…
though you be silent now…

0 thoughts on “Grey Saturday: Waiting for Communion”

  1. Georgie-ann

    the heart is blessed that loves/(values) something/(Someone) other than itself,… when we love/(highly esteem) the “things of God” ~~ such as His Word, His “Law”, His Peace, His Presence, His Creation, His Truth, His People ~~ we are blessed to be lifted out of/(beyond) ourselves and our own personal limitations,… and to be joined to greater potentials and realities ~~ the unfathomable vastness of our “riches in Him”,…

    Colossians 1:27 “To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:”

    this Holy Saturday may “feel” Grey to us, as we taste a sense of the emptiness,… of things that we cannot touch,… of a sacrificial loss on our behalf,… and as we stand by helpless, maybe even a little hopeless,… but maybe also in anticipation,… waiting,… waiting to be touched, to be filled anew with His Resurrection Joy overflowing,…

    our Faith “knows” that this will return to us,… but as we wait ~~ out of love and out of respect ~~ we realize that we simply are blessed to have such Another as this to love, and to be waiting for,… the Lover of our souls, Whom our soul loves, will not leave us longing for Him forever,…

    1 Kings 8:56-61
    56 “Blessed be the Lord, who has given rest to His people Israel, according to all that He promised. There has not failed one word of all His good promise, which He promised through His servant Moses. 57 May the Lord our God be with us, as He was with our fathers. May He not leave us nor forsake us, 58 that He may incline our hearts to Himself, to walk in all His ways, and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, which He commanded our fathers. 59 And may these words of mine, with which I have made supplication before the Lord, be near the Lord our God day and night, that He may maintain the cause of His servant and the cause of His people Israel, as each day may require, 60 that all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God; there is no other. 61 Let your heart therefore be loyal to the Lord our God, to walk in His statutes and keep His commandments, as at this day.”

    How Great is our God!,… Happy Easter!

  2. Georgie-ann

    I realized (in retrospect) that this lovely photo, which calls out for the precious, valued, beautiful, but empty glasses to be filled, illustrates so beautifully the vision and call on a pastor’s heart,… a pastor who would see/feel his own congregation-family (those to whom he would personally minister) in this way ~~ as precious, cared for, vessels ~~ needing, desiring, deserving and patiently waiting to be filled with God’s special gift of Himself,… lovely,…

    1. Yes, Georgie-ann. Though I did not see that when I shot the picture, though all that was there waiting for me to discover it, I saw it in working on the photo. But then when I saw the photo on my computer for a second time–on Saturday after Good Friday–all that welled up in me and more and I wrote. I am thankful to God for speaking. And thanks to you for seeing it too.

      1. Georgie-ann

        I have felt like sharing with you the Easter greeting that I made in a free on-line digital card and “sent” to family & friends this year,…

        Dear All,
        Holy Week has been a busy time, as usual, and very blessed!

        This card could almost resemble a Middletown skyline in early Spring!,… we have been humbled by Winter’s long and numbing grip, from which we hope to escape soon,… and we await the successful revival arrival of the Earth’s stored Life potentials emerging once again ~~ fresh signs of which, as yet, are not even visible,… save for some tentative birdsong going forth, now and then, floating on the warming breezes,…

        Holy Week and Easter, for the Greek Orthodox Church, will come a month later, in May, this year. I could almost be convinced that they “have it right”, due to the continuing Lenten feeling of our season! But, surely “Spring (and Life) will again Triumph” in any case before long ~~ God’s marvelous fullness that keeps blessing us in so many ways! Happy Easter!

        God Bless You, Best Wishes & Much Love, Georgie (-:

      2. Georgie-ann

        (ooh,… I forgot the important greeting on the card itself!)

        “Christ the Lord is Risen Today! ~~ Glory Alleluiah!”

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