Waiting

Waiting is a fact of life.
I just saw where someone was at the doctor’s office for three hours waiting for their appointment for a simple checkup, which would take just a few minutes to do.

You wait at the restaurant for a waiter, which seems a very appropriate name. That makes you the waitee!
Then you wait for your drinks and wait for your food.
You go shopping and stand in line at the store waiting to be checked out.
Sometimes you wait sitting down and sometime you wait standing up.

The last time I was at an airport I had to wait standing up for an hour while TSA inspected everyone’s baggage. Lately the news has been full of long lines of people waiting at an airport to the point they missed their flight.

There is even some waiting after death!
I read in my Bible that Jesus reigns on earth for a thousand years with those that have trusted Him as Savior.
It also says the rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. Rev 20:5
A thousand years is a long time to wait. I don’t know if those waiting get to sit or have to stand.
Skipping forward after the thousand years the writer of Revelation says, “I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God,” Rev 20:12
Those that have been waiting over the past thousand years stand before God as the books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. Rev 20:12

Their wait is over. They know the outcome. Anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire. Rev 20:15

These events are going to take place.
Nevertheless, God is also waiting! He is waiting for more to accept His love and grace.
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9

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