Monday, December 14, 2009

Wait For the Lord... Keep Watch, Take Heart

This is a wonderful song to meditate on. It's one of many songs from Taize, which I was introduced to about 18 years ago when our french exchange "son", Sebastien, sent me a cassette tape of their music. I fell in love with the worship associated with it.
(The Taizé Community is an ecumenical Christian monastic order in Taizé, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy, France. It is composed of a little over 100 brothers who come from Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant traditions. Over 100,000 young people from around the world make pilgrimages to Taizé each year for prayer, Bible study, sharing, and communal work.)

Here are the words to the song.

And below is one of many videos on YouTube of this prayer song.
(REMINDER: Turn off my playlist music before playing the video song.)

This is a prayer hymn I have in my heart and mind lately. John's back is not doing very well. He was able to come home late Friday afternoon, but his pain and leg problems started to come back just before he was discharged. It's been disappointing and very painful for him, especially since he was doing so well the first day and a half following the surgery. He's been in a LOT of pain, and is walking worse than he was before the surgery now. The on-call doctors have said he needs to give it awhile, because there is swelling that needs to go down, and he needs rest. The pain meds don't seem to be working well, and he isn't sleeping well either. The prayers of others have been a comfort, and we are so very thankful for them. The words to this song are also a comfort to me... "Wait for the Lord, keep watch, take heart."

So, it's about time for the patient's pain meds ... then 4 hours of sleep before the next time. I hope to fall asleep with this song in my heart, in my mind and in my spirit, and as a prayer for John and his healing.


Maureen said...

Roberta, my prayers are that John recovers quickly and especially that meds are found to ease the pain. So many friends this season are in similar situations. My heart goes out to you and all of them.

Taize is something I discovered in the past year or so and enjoy it immensely. I think I feel most at home when I am attending a Taize service.


Roberta said...

Thank you very much Maureen! I appreciate YOU!! xoxox