The Wait

hayleeswamppeople copyOn Saturday, Linda, Haylee, and I were in Lufkin for the Downtown Hoedown.
There were lots of people out enjoying the beautiful day and the festive mood of the Hoedown.
All the usual fares were there – food venders, street merchants, booths, clowns, entertainment, and some Swamp People.

If you are familiar with the show then you will recognize the names Joe and Tommy, though neither are on this season.

The line to see them was long – really long! And though Linda and I would probably not have stood in line to see them, Haylee wanted too!
So in line we stood for about an hour.
Once we got up to their canopy, Haylee bought a picture and had them autograph it.
She also had a picture taken with the two. She was excited.

There are not too many people I would stand in line and wait to see. I guess over the years I’ve stood in long lines for long times just to have the result to be a quick glance at a TV star or a 45 second roller coaster ride. It just hardley seems worth it anymore; but we’ll do it for our grandchild.

However there is One I will wait on and that’s God. He seems to demand more patience than Swamp People or rides at Six Flags.
It is written wait on the Lord; be of good courage and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord! Ps 27:14

There are adverse affects when you don’t wait on the Lord.

When the Israelites did not wait on Moses to return from the top of Mt. Sinai, they created their own god, a golden calf. You do remember how their lack of patience turned out in that, don’t you?

Or how about King Saul when he did not wait on God’s judge, Samuel to arrive and offer sacrifice?

Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. James 5:7-8

2 thoughts on “The Wait

  1. Some times it’s hard to see how O.T. events apply to our personal lives. But, if we’re open to the leadership of the Holy Spirit, He shows us. Seems patience is the most difficult. God is…all in all… P A T I E N T, L O V E, so on. If He were not, where would we be?!

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