Waiting For Peace from Joseph Taber on Vimeo.
Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13
1LORD, you were favorable to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
2You forgave the iniquity of your people; you pardoned all their sin. Selah
9Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land.
10Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other.
11Faithfulness will spring up from the ground, and righteousness will look down from the sky.
12The LORD will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase.
13Righteousness will go before him, and will make a path for his steps.
Thanks be to God
1Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. 2Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that she has served her term, that her penalty is paid, that she has received from the LORD’s hand double for all her sins.
Thanks be to God.
So we are gathered in, as a flock. We have different kinds of need for comfort, but the comfort is with all of us. We are waiting for peace, which accompanies God’s righteous and mighty love. That love is coming, as we take comfort in God’s presence already working among us.