"For those who wait"

Micah 5:1-5a

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Maybe this is the promise. Not that everything will be fixed. Not that a peace from some external source will somehow make all the darkness go away... But rather, that from the place of exile, just when it feels like God has “given me up” or “given up” my community and my world, then God conceived within me and within each of us a hope, a longing which we are called to carry and labor into the world. Perhaps it is in the waiting, in the carrying, and in the labor that our salvation, our healing, our redemption comes.
— Todd Bratulich