Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 25 February – 3 March 2018
“You say, ‘I choose the appointed time; it is I who judge with equity.’“
– Psalm 75:2
“True love waits.” I have heard this term countless times. This phrase tells that despite the agony that waiting brings, it is where love is tested. As this sentence implies, things are better left on their proper time instead of being rushed.
A good example of this is the time Jesus Christ was born. Now it may look like things happened fast but in reality it took years from the time of Moses to Jesus Christ’s birth. On Jesus’s time the Roman Empire was at its strength. This huge territory under the Romans made travel easier hence the spread of Gospel within its walls.
There are also countless examples of waiting in the Bible. For example, Jacob waited 7 years for Rachel; Samuel let Saul wait for 7 days and Joseph was thrown in prison and was even sold as slave before becoming a vizier of the pharaoh.
What are these stories telling us?
In a fast-paced world we live in today, waiting seems to be an afterthought. After all, we aren’t used to it in this period. But there is something in waiting. It is were we develop ourselves, our ability to be patient, to prepare us for something big or to make things simply work because the time wasn’t yet right. Waiting makes these things work but takes time from us, sometimes making us question our ability to wait and/or the outcome of our waiting.
This week, we may be waiting for something small or big. Let us ask God to give us the faith, trust and patience we need as we move along in time waiting for something joyful in the end.
“Good things come to those who wait.” – Quoted