Waiting…

Waiting for the coming of the new shoot and what it brings is summed up beautifully in this song of hope and longing by Chris Bowater and Ian Taylor:

 Creation is awaiting the return of the King.
The trees are poised to clap their hands for joy.
The mountains stand majestic to salute their God;
The desert lies in wait to burst into bloom 
The King is coming
The King is coming
The King is coming
to set creation free
The King is coming
The King is coming
The King is coming
to set creation free 
The church is awaiting the return of the King.
The people joined together in his love.
Redeemed by his blood, washed in his word.
As a bride longs for her bridegroom,
the Church looks to God.

 The King is coming
The King is coming
The King is coming
to set creation free
The King is coming
The King is coming
The King is coming
to set creation free 
The world is awaiting the return of the King.
The earth is a footstool for his feet.
Every knee will bow down,
every tongue confess,
that Jesus Christ is lord
of heaven and earth 
The King is coming
The King is coming
The King is coming
to set creation free
The King is coming
The King is coming
The King is coming
to set creation free

 Chris Bowater and Ian Taylor

Come Lord, bring freedom to our world.

Come Lord, and bring justice to this world.

Make it possible for people to live and work together.

Free those caught up in situations not of their own making.

Free those who have tied themselves in knots.

Come to each one of us.

Bring strength and hope to our situation.

Grow in us anew,

That we may grow in you.  Amen

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