Do you ever feel as though half your life is spent waiting?
When I was a child, I couldn’t wait to grow up for several reasons. One was that I loved Rit*z crackers and I thought that I would be able to eat a whole box of them when I was grown up rather than the "measly" amount Mom gave me. Then I learned about calories and fat. Bummer.
I also thought being grown up would bring instant popularity (I was the chubby kid who tried too hard to make friends. It didn’t work.). Going to college brought me the friends I sought but I had to learn how to keep them by being a good friend.
Speaking of college, the lines I waited in for in-person registration! There was not even one semester that I didn’t have to go. Even when I was a senior and was supposed to get preferential scheduling!
When I had my daughter, I couldn’t wait for her to walk and talk. When I had my son, I was happy to wait! Experience taught me to enjoy the little one who couldn’t complain or run away in a store.
What do I wait for now? Well, in a worldly sense, I await my children’s emotional maturity, Isabella overcoming her neurological disorder and our financial security.
On a higher plane, as I wait for Jesus’ return, I realize that I, "Must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him." (Luke 12:40). What must I do to get ready? "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me (Jesus). Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." (Matthew 28:18)
Sharing one’s faith can be difficult. We fear how people will react and that we will be rejected. This is "here right now" rather than "eternal" thinking.
Waiting is a fact of life. Waiting to share about salvation is a fact of death. If you want to know more about salvation through Jesus Christ, drop me a line. I’d love to share.
How about some thought provoking questions to start the week?
1) Sweet or unsweetened iced tea? Unsweetened decaf., please. None of that herbal stuff, though.
2) Tell us about one of your most "interesting" dates. Remember, this site is rated "G." Fourth of July was coming up and my friend, M., asked me to go on a double blind date. I was twenty. Figuring it might be fun I said sure. Maybe two days before the date I was in a car accident and had a fractured jaw – no wiring needed – and a lot of bruises. I called M. to cancel (can you say painkillers?)and she begged me to go as she didn’t want to go alone. After a bit of cajoling, I finally agreed.
Well, our dates must have been the cheapest, most immature guys around. They bought us something to drink but didn’t offer something to eat. They didn’t show any interest in us in the least. M. owed me big time after that.
3) What is a hobby or past time you would like to take up? Perpetual student. Taking classes, spending time with wise, learned people, watching medical shows, etc. I love to learn!
I hope that your week is wonderful! bless you, g