Commuter traffic on a wintry night.

Holy One,

I sat in this traffic tonight,
impatient and tired,
(and a little bit whiny).
When I had to wait for the traffic light
to cycle through a third time,
I yelled,
“I just want to go HOME!”
(to no one in particular)
But really,
I was calling and crying out to You.
For the journey gets tense and tired,
And I don’t want to wait. any. more.

Yet in this Advent season,
You ask me to wait,
You invite me to long
for your Presence,
your Words of hope and healing.

And so,
Holy One,
I wait…
just a little longer
with You.


Rev. Deborah Vaughn is a hospice chaplain endorsed by the Alliance of Baptists, and Assistant Minister at Twinbrook Baptist Church in Rockville, MD. She blogs at An Unfinished Symphony and was a contributor to There’s a Woman in the Pulpit. She is an avid Buckeye fan down to her scarlet-painted toes!

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