Humble and Waiting (Traditional Worship)

Series: Time To Shine

Humble and Waiting (Traditional Worship)

January 17, 2021 | Rev. Ontonio Christie

Series Information

During our recent celebration of Advent, we gathered in worship to light our candles on the wreath and to sing this common refrain:

I want to walk as a child of the light, I want to follow Jesus.

This simple declaration served to ground us in our response to the coming of Christ.  Speaking for myself, I know that the more I sang these words each week, the more they became real and true!    And to think that this is just the first verse of #206 in our United Methodist hymnal.  The further we go into Kathleen Thomerson’s hymn, the deeper the sense of longing:

I want to see the brightness of God.  I want to look at Jesus.

I’m looking for the coming of Christ.  I want to be with Jesus.

Do feel this way?  Do these aspirations still hold true for you?

In our upcoming worship series, It’s Time to Shine, we will search the Scriptures to reimagine our response to that much anticipated Light.  We waited for Jesus; but what do we do now that He is here?    As we work to engage this New Year with steadfast faith and unwavering hope, the aim of our messages will be to encourage us all in making the shift from “want to” to “WILL DO.” 

The call is for faith in action:

Shine in our hearts, Lord Jesus…for when we have run with patience the race, we shall know the joy of Jesus.

So who’s ready for joy?  Let’s make a run for it!  It’s Time to Shine!