Patience is a virtue…a virtue that I struggle with sometimes. OK, a lot of the time! I was reading in Luke this morning. Joseph, Mary and Jesus returned to Nazareth and Luke 2:40 says, “And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.” The grace of God was upon him, yet his mission wasn’t fulfilled until he was 30 years old! Jesus was born in a manger and sent here for a purpose….yet, he had to WAIT to fulfill that purpose. I think I could learn a thing or two here!!

In this age of instant potatoes, instant soup, instant messaging, texting, cell phones…much of what I want (sometimes need) I get almost instantaneously. Can I learn to WAIT? Can I practice PATIENCE? I don’t know if I can or not, but I certainly need to learn to try.

I have often said that as a human, I do not get to see the big picture that God has planned for my life.  I only get to see the past and the present. Maybe if I were a bit more patient, I might be less anxious about things in this life.

How about you? 

Lord, help me to be more patient today…patient with Andy and patient with others in general.  Help me learn to live more in the moment and not to be anxious about things in general.  Thank you for the sunshine.



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