My mother told me that “Good things come to those who wait” and usually when the thought of waiting felt too much to bear. Cookies to come out of the oven. Christmas morning to arrive. A graduation. A boyfriend. A dream. Waiting is hard. A recent study suggests that we human beings are pretty good at waiting especially when we know that what we are waiting for is going to be awesome. The better the prize, the longer we will wait.
Heaven is going to awesome! Jesus’ return will be glorious beyond description! And that is going to happen. Okay then. I’ll wait. Not that I have much choice in the matter, but knowing that the reality of the Kingdom of God coming fully and Jesus reigning completely here is only a matter of time is helpful. Boy is it helpful. Oh happy day when there will be no more tears, all evil vanquished forever and all our dreams come true! I can feel my heart rise again merely at the thought of it. Oh to see Jesus face to face!!!!
What are you waiting for these days? Looking forward to?
I’m really looking forward to our sons coming home for Thanksgiving. Which is, apparently, next week. (How did that happen?) We’ll be picking up two of them from the airport next Wednesday morning and it will feel like I’m eight years old again and it’s Christmas morning. I want to say, “I can’t wait!”, but I will have to.
Good things are worth waiting for.
I read today that it takes one to five years for a freshwater pearl to be formed. A saltwater pearl takes a bit longer, five to twenty years. A thing of beauty, they can’t be rushed. They’re worth the wait.
I’m waiting with you. It will be worth it.
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