Posted by: Postordinandy | January 20, 2014

John 7 (pt 1)

How did you wait?

 

Nine months locked in a womb,

Released, only to suffer the humiliation of having to learn

To feed, to walk, to wash, to go to the loo…

 

Trapped in the body of a boy,

circumcision, puberty, spots…

 

And then, here you are

Ministry started, role taking definition, hope expectedly sprung.

But

Your time is not yet here.

 

So close – years of latent energy and vision:

You must have been almost overflowing with desire to announce Your Time,

To. Get. On. With. It!

 

But, still, you wait in obedience

As you did at the wedding

As you wait for the Father to lead you

Into a full expression of who you always were.

 

 

“After this, Jesus went around in Galilee. He did not want to go about in Judea because the Jewish leaders there were looking for a way to kill him. But when the Jewish Festival of Tabernacles was near, Jesus’ brothers said to him, “Leave Galilee and go to Judea, so that your disciples there may see the works you do. No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.” For even his own brothers did not believe in him. Therefore Jesus told them, “My time is not yet here; for you any time will do. The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that its works are evil. You go to the festival. I am not going up to this festival, because my time has not yet fully come.” After he had said this, he stayed in Galilee. However, after his brothers had left for the festival, he went also, not publicly, but in secret. Now at the festival the Jewish leaders were watching for Jesus and asking, “Where is he?” Among the crowds there was widespread whispering about him. Some said, “He is a good man.” Others replied, “No, he deceives the people.” But no one would say anything publicly about him for fear of the leaders.” [John 7:1-13]

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