As the South of England basks in the Summer sun we at Capernwray Hall are still contending with rain showers more akin to April than July. But we won’t let that dampen our spirits and the builders won’t let that get in the way of their block laying. As you can see from the pictures the service corridor is now nearly finished as we eagerly await the arrival of the steel. But we must be patient.
This reminds me of a quote someone shared with me today from Henri Nouwen about patience and how we wait for God.
“We wait with patience. But patience does not mean passivity. Waiting patiently is not like waiting for the bus to come, the rain to stop, or the sun to rise. It is an active waiting in which we live the present moment to the full in order to find there the signs of the One we are waiting for. The word patience comes from the Latin verb patior which means “to suffer.” Waiting patiently is suffering through the present moment, tasting it to the full, and letting the seeds that are sown in the ground on which we stand grow into strong plants. Waiting patiently always means paying attention to what is happening right before our eyes and seeing there the first rays of God’s glorious coming”.
So as we await the steel and the sun we most importantly look around at the Glory of God and patiently await the Son.