Rev John's May Jottings

29 May 21

How good are you at waiting? 

Are you signed up to Amazon Prime to get your order next day?  Do you order things from Argos because you know you can get them later in the day you ordered them? More and more people want things, responses and attention instantly.  We can’t wait.  We must have it NOW.  Speed is of the essence. Instant satisfaction.

However, in our quest for instant desires to be fulfilled, we are actually missing out on much that matters most in life.  We are failing to grasp the meaning of waiting and the benefits that can bring.  Waiting teaches us patience – ever met a patient speeding car driver? Waiting teaches us dependence on others and God; Waiting teaches us to grow strong and resilient, to prepare for the unexpected, to plan the way forward, to be still, to pray, to learn peace and contentment and much more.

The seasons of the year don’t change overnight. The seed needs time to germinate, grow and mature. 

We are at the month in the church’s calendar from Ascension, when Jesus ascended to heaven, to Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came and the church was born.  The disciples were told to wait in Jerusalem until they would receive power from the arrival of the Holy Spirit.  It must have been a really testing time, but it was to give them a discipline that they could not learn any other way. 

In the Bible we read from the prophet Isaiah: 

‘They that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. They will mount up like wings on eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint’. 

Wishing you all the gifts that waiting can bring.

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