Pager Patience 
Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 08:28 PM - Extra Christy
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Believing the Light Will Come

You want food when you go to a restaurant. Yet the more popular ones first serve you a electronic hockey puck, a pager that promises to light up and vibrate when it is time to start waiting on food instead of tiny lights to blink and shake.

Restaurant lobbies overflow into the parking lot some nights with people waiting on the promise that those pagers will light up calling them into meet the wait staff.

While I'm waiting, I like to watch people decide whether to take a pager after they are told how long the wait will be. Some have children (really good parents or really bad?), others run in (why?), only a few consult their partners (The least patient one asks?). Only a few turn away without a pager in hand.

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Allan Boesak talks about his life and witness as a Christian striving for justice. He says at the end of the day, the question is not, "Did I achieve the dream today?" but, "Did I believe in the dream today?"

I hope you take a pager today and believe that the God's light will break out and shake the world again.

Dawn is Coming
By the tender mercy of our God,
  the dawn from on high will break upon us,
to give light to those who sit in darkness
and in the shadow of death,
  to guide our feet into the way of peace.
- Luke 1:78-79

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