Yeah, so I am almost a week behind. Sigh… with 7 days to go I am going to try and catch up! How “Confident” am I… (see what I did there) well, truth be told not very. But I am giving a shot.
I am willing to give almost anything a shot, particularly if I am not in it alone, or without a point of reference. The photo for today is the underside of the 5-way selector switch on my Fender Telecaster. From the very first day I played it, it seemed, well, a little soft? Then as I was playing it the other day… it didn’t switch anymore. I opened up the guitar and lo and behold, the switch was shot. I have never switched a switch, but I ordered a new one on Amazon, and two days later, I soldered the new one into place. I took the picture because to have any confidence in my repair skills I needed to know how it was put together in the first place. Know that, I could proceed with some confidence.
The 27th Psalm is a great one because it points to God as the source of the Psalmists confidence. The last line is particularly Aventy… “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” This is not a passive waiting, but rather one that is actively engaging. In a world that can seem to work against us, work against love and grace, we look to God for our confidence knowing that at Christmas, God comes among us, Emmanuel.