Friday, May 21, 2010

On Waiting

I am sure God keeps no one waiting unless He sees that it is good for him to wait.  -C.S. Lewis

Each of us spends at least part of the day waiting -at a traffic light, in line at the post office, for a phone call, for our laptop to reboot, for the water to boil... if you stop to think about it, you've probably waited at least a dozen times already today. I'm trying to recall an instance where I've actively embraced the waiting period and enjoyed it. Right now I'm at a loss, which is somewhat ironic since I tend to be more of a journey, not the destination person.  

It's also ironic that only Wednesday I began reading Mere Christianity, a compilation of broadcasts that C.S. Lewis delivered over the British airwaves from 1942-1944 while the country was bombarded nightly. Ironic in light of the news that last month's torpedo attack on a Korean ship was proven to be the work of North Korea, resulting in deepening tension over here. So now we wait on this development...  

The good in waiting surely comes from what you do while you wait.    

1 comment:

  1. I've been potty training my 4 year old for the past ... year maybe. I lost the count... Whenever I get so frustrated, I try to think of the Israelites wandering in the desert for 40 years. I am positive my ordeal is nothing compared to that and that my son will be potty trained before he reaches 40. =)