I’m not very good at waiting. I admit that. Especially when I’m waiting for someone to respond to an email, or a text. Especially a text.
I can’t imagine what the Jews went through for hundreds of years waiting for the Messiah. “How long, O Lord?”
My waiting for a response from a friend, or test results, or a long-awaited desire to be fulfilled, seems pretty petty in relation to a Messiah. A Savior. The Jews were under terrible rulers for so long. Roman reign was hard and cruel. The Jews must have thought God was never going to show up.
And so many missed it when He did. Expecting a political savior, they missed the One who would save their souls. Wanting an easier life here on earth, they turned away from the One who would give them eternal life in heaven.
Their wait was worth it, if only they had been ready to see God’s answer to their years and years and years of prayers. In the fullness of time.
I don’t always hear back when I want to when it comes to text messages from friends, but may I never miss God showing up.
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