Tom Dahlman Meditation
|MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012|
Disney World sounded exciting, until I learned we would be traveling by plane. The day came and my mother practically carried me onto the plane. Thirty minutes later she opened the window shade persuading me to look. The view from that window is the strongest memory I have from the trip. I was amazed to see the world in a new way. Our reading today says when Jesus heard the centurion’s request he was amazed. I wish I had faith like the centurion. We see chaos in the world and we, like the centurion, come to Jesus saying, “You have the power; fix this!” Unfortunately, people can only wait so long. Expectations fade. We must learn to trust as we make our journey. The centurion traveled home trusting Jesus’ promise. May we journey this way through Advent, trusting that in spite of the waiting, the view will be worth it.
Gracious Father, your power and mercy is amazing; beyond our comprehension. Forgive us when we forget your promises and doubt your timing. You wait for us to grow in the knowledge and love of your Son. Thank you for your patience. Help us remember the height from which we have fallen, restore us to our first love. Grant to us the wonder of children as we see your plan unfold. Because of the one through whom all things were made. Amen.