11.05.2007

Ouch AGAIN!

OK, OK, Lord! Geez, let it go, will ya? I get it!

Those of us who have very young children know how difficult waiting can be. We live through their annual anguish of waiting for birthday parties. Each day of the week—or, in some cases, the month—before their birthdays roll around, they wake up with the question, “is it my birthday yet?” Finally, the great day arrives, and you immediately have to convince them that 6:30 a.m. is not the ideal time of day for a party. By 6:45 a.m. they are thoroughly convinced that you don’t love them, and that all this talk of a party is nothing but a cruel hoax. At this point, you know it’s going to be a long day!

Don’t we often act toward God like little children? We kick and fuss and scream because we want what God has promised, and we want it now. Never mind that preparations need to be made and that other people need to be invited. But, like a patient and long-suffering parent, God bides his time, neither delaying nor hurrying, until everything is in place. Then—and not a moment sooner—he gives us the good things he has promised.

3 comments:

Laura's Dad said...

You would have to remind me, wouldn't you, of my petulance and impatience in the face of what God has said?! Would that we had among us another Adoniram Judson to remind us again that, "The future looks as bright as the promises of God."

Carrie Yager said...

What EVER are you talking about Ms. L?

Blair put a scarf like belt around her neck today and said, "Hey mom, I look like Ms. Laura." I said, "You like Ms. Laura, huh?" She said, "Yeah (big smile)." :)

Laura said...

Nothin'... just sanctification and stuff. ;)

Awwww. I seriously miss your kids! Give Blair and Ty tons of kisses from me if you can nail 'em down long enough!! And give my little Bug kisses too.