Our theme at Christmas was ‘what are you waiting for?’ and we could ask the same question this Easter: What are you waiting for?
As a church we’re waiting for a new Vicar; I wonder what you are waiting for exactly. Who or what are you hoping God brings to us? You may be led to pray for a visionary, or a pastor; or to pray for that person as she/he prepares to leave their current role and move home and community; or maybe you’re praying for us as a church to be ready to receive his/her new ideas.
Whatever we’re praying for over the new Vicar, our hopes and dreams are in Jesus, not an individual. We’re waiting for his provision, for his person, at the right time. As we wait and pray, we’re challenged to focus on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith, the One Who goes before us through death and into new life.
For us as a community at this time of waiting, we fix our eyes on Jesus and we’re drawn together rather like the disciples were drawn together as they followed him. We follow and wait, follow and wait. So this Easter time let’s draw together, let’s meet together, let’s share food together, let’s pray and worship together. Jesus is with us in the waiting.