Advent Teaches Us to Wait

Sister Joanne Cullimore’s watercolor of Mt. Whitney, named Whitney Portal, speaks to our hearts as Isaiah does in today’s reading for the Second Wednesday of Advent. Waiting on God brings us strength . . . the strength of these granite mountains, created by our God.

© Sr. Joanne Cullimore, Dominican Sisters of San Rafael
Whitney Portal

 From Isaiah 40

To whom can you liken me as an equal? says the Holy One.
Lift up your eyes on high and see who has created these things. . .

. . .Do you not know     or have you not heard? The Lord is the eternal God,     creator of the ends of the earth.
God does not faint nor grow weary, and God’s knowledge is beyond scrutiny. . .
God gives strength to the fainting; and for the weak makes vigor abound.
Though the young faint and grow weary, and youths stagger and fall,
They that hope in the Lord will renew their strength, they will soar as with eagles’ wings;
They will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint.

Teach me Lord, teach me Lord, to wait.

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