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Exodus: Waiting

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Our Scripture reading for this Sunday is Exodus 2:11-25

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"Are we there yet?"

"When are we leaving?"

"Dad, can we go?"

"What time is it?"

"I'm hungry!"

Waiting can be hard. Those are only just a few things that my kids have said when they have had to wait for a little while.

It reminds me of when I was a kid. I remember waiting in my grandparents driveway for my cousins from Nova Scotia to arrive. I'd watch the road, hoping to see them turn toward my grandparents house. I'd watch ... and I'd watch ... and I'd watch. "When are they going to get here?"

I remember that once in a while my parents would pull out a 1000 piece puzzle for the family to work on together. I'd help put a few pieces in and then look and it seemed like it hardly made any difference. "When is this ever going to be done?"

As I've grown up I've learned that sometimes I just have to wait. Sometimes I can't get what I want right away. Sometimes things just take time. Sometimes the answer is different than what I was expecting. Sometimes I need to wait. When we look to the Bible, this is a truth that God makes clear to us throughout His Word. Abraham and Sarah had to wait for years for Isaac. Joseph had to spend years in prison before he worked his way up to second-in-command under Pharaoh in Egypt. Moses spent years in exile before God used him to rescue the people from Egypt. God's people waited generations (and generations ... and generations) for the Messiah to come. 

The Bible teaches us that waiting isn't a waste of time, but that even in times of waiting God has a purpose. God uses the times of waiting to prepare His people and to turn things for good (even if we can't understand that fully just yet). For even in our times of waiting, even when we want to ask, "Are we there yet?" God is at work.

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Is there a time where God made you wait? What happened?

How has God used a time of waiting to help you trust Him more?

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    Hans H Saturday, 14 January 2017

    had to wait to go off to work because of a phone call, but by doing so i avoided a major accident on the route i had to take, i would have been in the middle of it.

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