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United Methodist Blessing for Those Who Wait

 

There are countless ways humans wait. Beth Richardson of the Upper Room wrote this short reflection in honor of the waiting: whether before a storm, during chemotherapy, by the hospice bed of a loved one, or along a border. The words will ring true for those waiting for results of medical tests, for all who wait in fear and sadness and grief. Use it for your own reflection, or share it with someone, or during Sunday school or worship.

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A Blessing for Those Who Wait
by the Rev. Beth A. Richardson

For those who wait
In despair,
In grief,
In sorrow.
You are comfort.
You are strength.

For those who wait
In the paths of storms,
In detention camps,
In hospice rooms.
You are comfort.
You are strength.

For those who wait
In tender hope,
In tear-streaked sadness,
In fearful anticipation.
You are comfort.
You are strength.

Bless, Loving Healer,
All those who wait.
You are comfort.
You are strength.

-Amen

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This video was produced by United Methodist Communications in Nashville, TN.
Contact is Fran Walsh, at 615-742-5458.
This video was first published on Oct. 12, 2018.