The Waiting Room!
Does anybody enjoy the doctor’s waiting room? The Hospital Waiting Area? Not the best of days. In my Chaplin training we were reminded that we see people in some of the worst days of their lives – not just the sick, but the entire family that is affected by the events of the day.
Who likes waiting? Does anyone like waiting? Yet we live in a culture that does everything possible to reduce the amount of time we spend waiting! 2nd day delivery anyone? To shape your talents and inborn abilities into real achievements, you must have patience. To master any art or to enhance your talent, you need to make continuous effort for a long time. To achieve spiritual maturity, you must wait at times. The power to overcome roadblocks comes only from patience.
Advent is a time of waiting. While it feels unnatural, there is great benefit in embracing this season as we anticipate the coming of Jesus. The waiting reminds us of where our HOPE is set.