by Darla Noble
The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, as some count slowness; but he is patient with us, not wishing that anyone should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:9
Even though I was baptized into Christ at the age of ten, I’m glad He is still patiently waiting for me to grow more fully into the person He created me to be. I’m glad God is being patient while my loved one is finding their way back to Him after a period of rebellion.
I’m glad God is patiently waiting for us to take the Word to those who have never heard. I’m glad God is patiently waiting for me to tell invite all my neighbors to church. I’m glad God is patiently waiting for you to be the light of Jesus among your co-workers.
I’m glad God is patiently waiting for us to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our community so that they will see Jesus for who He is rather than continue to believe the church is full of self-righteous people.
God is patient because God is love. But that same love will someday cause God to say it is time to spend eternity with His children. God is patiently waiting for you to be His child. Are you?
Pray: God, please fill my heart with a desire to be Yours. Help me not test Your patience, but rather live to wait patiently and joyfully for Your return. In the name of Jesus, I pray, amen.