My wife and I read Morning Prayer together each day. As we prayed and talked about the Bible lessons this morning, we perceived ourselves in an "in between" place.
My wife shared a recent dream in which she was in a church, seated uncomfortably between Biblically missionary people one one side and Bible-resisting or lukewarm folks on the other. There could be no real worship or mission in such a situation, as the competing sides couldn't be together or even face the same way.
The lessons* we have been reading have similar "in betweens":
Joel 1 and 2 present a time between divine judgment (a locust plague) and restoration (a bountiful new harvest and the blessing of a "remant" who remained faithful to God).
Psalms 137 & 138 speak to the time between despairing, angry exile and God's rescue in response to prayer.
II Peter 1 and 2 are a literal description of the corrupt Episcopal Church - arrogant, wordy, materialistic and full of false teachers who destroy their followers. God is with us now in an "in between" - we know that we cannot serve TEC's agenda, and we are prayerfully discerning "what's next."
* Lessons from the 1928 Book of Common Prayer lectionary, Last Week Before Advent.