I am waiting around for my cabbage, broccoli, and leaf lettuce to produce. Summer flowers are beginning to fade, and the grass is growing slowly. There is less to do in the garden and yard, so I want it all to speed up and get done.
I do not like to wait. I am not the patient type in waiting around in the doctor’s office. I get up and start pacing around the house when waiting to leave for an event. I tend to get meals I am preparing done too soon because I want to rush things up. Our children say that their parents are never on time. “They are always early.” That’s me.
I have a feeling that many of us in the church world are anxious for everything to get back to normal in such an abnormal time. We may be tempted to force it by trying to fit the proverbial square peg in a round hole. I have a few t-shirts to prove I have tried it with very little success.
What can we learn by being patient just now?