The Waiting World

The First Gold of Dawn

The long day

stretched into night

and time crept onward

towards the new day.

With the first gold of dawn

came a resurrection,

a new hope that grew

with the rising sun,

and went out to a waiting world.

-Jean Murdoch

Good Friday and Holy Saturday are the days of uncertainty and fear.

Long and dark days that creep into night. Darkness continues. No new

dawn is promised. Yet, we count on the dawn as if it were clockwork;

always dependable, reliable, and certain. And with it resurrection? With it,

the new dawn, renewed hope?

Perhaps, only to those waiting, longing, and yearning.  This Easter, where do you need to be touched by grace? Where does the “the first gold of dawn” strike you – your heart, your mind, your world, your relationships? What do you see? What is shown to you?

There is a “waiting world.” A world of death, violence, brokenness, sorrow, and pain. For Easter, for you and the Christ raised up in you the world is waiting. Greet the dawn if it is your gift. Greet the new day and embrace the world in love.  Happy Easter.

About the Author

Although Tom was born and raised an American, his life experience and faith journey have brought him to our congregation. His social justice background, deep empathy and sense of humor have combined to give him the depth to lead this flock in south Calgary. He can be totally at home leading us in prayer or in a rousing shout of “Yahoo!”

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