Don’t ya love to wait?
- Go to the grocery store and wait to be checked out.
- Go to the doctor’s office and wait. And wait. And wait.
- Wait in a traffic jam and at the stop lights.
Wait. Wait. Wait.
- Place a call, push the buttons and wait until a real person answers.
- Get to a meeting on time and wait for all the people that did not allow extra time in case of a traffic jam.
- Go to a play and wait until all the late-comers are seated.
- Go to a movie and wait through, at least, three turn-off-your-cell-phones, two ads for popcorn and previews for movies you do not want to see.
Wait. Wait. Wait.
Yup - don’t ya love to wait? Bet your answer is no!
Some places I can understand. A doctor’s schedule can quickly get behind and I am glad they tell people to turn off their cell phones, but why hold the start of a meeting or a play just because people cannot be on time?
I understand an occasional “Sorry I am late. I got railroaded.” But I have no patience waiting for people who are always late. People who are so inconsiderate ----
Can you tell I do not like to wait?
Ever notice how just a small change can make all the difference in the world? What happens if we take the word “wait” and change it to “wait on”?
WAIT -- to remain inactive or in a state of repose, as until something expected happens (often followed by for, till, or until)
WAIT ON -- to perform the duties of an attendant or servant or to supply the wants of a person/looking after a person/doing everything possible for them
SCRIPTURE: MATTHEW 25:37-40
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in; or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’
What happens if you take the word “wait” and change it to “wait on”?
What difference would it make in your life if you went FROM waiting for something to happen TO waiting on the ‘least of these brothers of mine’?