Waiting In Line

November 27, 2001
by Michael Steckel

Luke 12:40 – You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him. (NIV)

I hate waiting in line. Get me in a long line and I am not a happy camper. You can bet that whatever line I am in will go slowly. I am one of those people who can always choose the slowest moving line anywhere, or so it seems. If you see me at a store, do not get in line behind me because you can bet that line will not move very quickly. So, not only will you be stuck in a line, you will be there with me, a person who cannot stand to wait.

Jesus tells us to wait. His return is at an unknown time. Now this is not a trick of God's, nor is it to get at me by making me wait. God's return is delayed so more people will have an opportunity to know Christ. Also, before his return, we as Christians have an opportunity to live out our lives for his glory.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, we pray that you would give us comfort in our lives, that we may have a patient heart, and that we may live our lives for your glory today. In Jesus' name. Amen.

About the author:

Michael Steckel
Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

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