Psalm 131 contains a beautiful image – of the weaned child. Children were often weaned somewhere between 3-5 years of age. This is the age of cuddles, of finding comfort when afraid in your mother’s arms. Her caresses are desired then, while later they may be embarrassing. As Jesus said: “Unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:2 Desire such intimacy with God as you come to worship!
“I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning.” 130 v5-6
Do we wait for the Lord?
What does it mean to wait for the Lord?
As a little boy, when I knew my uncle was coming to visit, I would wait outside the front of the house, playing, but always watching the road (country town) for a sign of his car.
Waiting for the Lord is a little like this in some ways.
We are to LONG for the Lord’s return. When He comes as conquering King, the rider on the white horse (Rev 19). When all our troubles and concerns are no more (Rev 21), when our mortal bodies are made immortal, our corruptible vessels made incorruptible (1 Cor 15).
But perhaps also, in the waiting, we find our solace and HOPE in Him, and in His word.
As we wait for the Lord, as we long for the great day as it approaches (Heb 10), we can encourage and stir one another up to good works.
Because we are not alone in our walk. We have our King, we are wrapped up in His everlasting arms (Deut 33). And we have the People of the King, us together!
Let’s be encouraged to continue to encourage one another onto good works as we wait for the Lord, as we hope in His word to us.