2015-03-14 - Waiting
Psalm 40:1 I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry."
Few people like to wait. We seldom want to stand in line. We expect quick results and rapid responses. Lent is a time of the year when we slow down and wait. The days between Ash Wednesday and Easter are a period of waiting. We wait for Jesus to ride triumphantly into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. We wait for Jesus to clear the Temple. We wait for Jesus to celebrate the Lord's Supper, to be betrayed and arrested, to be sentenced to death, and then to die on the Cross. Finally, we wait for the Resurrection on Easter Sunday.
As we wait for the end of Lent, we have time to reflect on what Jesus experienced, what He suffered for us, and what He did for us. And now, we wait for his return. What will we be doing for Him, while we wait for Jesus?
All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.