The Scriptures contain many stories of people who waited years
or even decades before the Lord’s promises came to pass.
What modern believers can learn from the patience of biblical saints like
Abraham, Joseph, David, and Paul is that waiting upon the Lord has eternal rewards.
“Memory haunts me from age to age, and passion leads me by the hand–
evil have I done, and with sorrow have I made acquaintance from age to age,
and from age to age evil shall I do,
and sorrow shall I know till my redemption comes.”
H. Rider Haggard
(Bumble bee, Julie Cook / 2015)
this is from a post I wrote in 2015 –it was Holy Saturday…
My soul, now in silence, waits. . .
As the earth joins in with a palpable anticipation.
ALL of Creation shutters in the deafening stillness.
Man hangs in the balance between the living and the dead
As both Life and Death vie for final control of all humankind
A tug and war ensues for each and every soul…
those that were, those which are and those who are yet to be.
Yet it is only the keen of heart who take notice.
The majority of mankind races off in the opposite direction, lost and unaware.
The ground groans deep within as tiny ripples race across the surface of time
A battle fiercely rages out of site from all of humanity,
as man sits on the precipice of eternity.
We wait, watching, listening, wondering
Our fate is sealed, yet the question remains. .
what will that fate be…
Eight years have passed since I wrote that post.
Life has both ebbed and flowed with the waves of
all that is good, beautiful and joyful along with all that is
bad, ugly and sorrowful…
Yet man’s same tug of war remains.
The ground continues to groan.
A battle still rages and man continues to sit upon a precipice of eternity…
But one single truth remains…
How do I know…
Well, I just know…
and…I know it will continue to come…
It will come each and every year while we wait, watch, listen and wonder
We do so with grand anticipation…
And today reminds each of us of that simple truth..
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins,
in accordance with the riches of God’s grace