It occurred to me that our life has lots of waiting moments in a day – waiting for train, waiting for doctor’s appointment, waiting for restaurant service. I suppose most of these waitings have an end – the train will come, our number will be called and our food will be served. However, waiting for our child’s eczema to have an end can be difficult. I’m blessed that my daughter’s eczema improved markedly after an oral steroid course and within subsequent next few appointments. I know of many more families who continue to struggle with controlling the eczema, despite making their best efforts.
There is much waiting in a Christian’s journey too. I do wait for prayers to be answered which sometimes can be frustrating and perplexing. There is however a waiting that is joyous, seeing my God, Jesus in heaven. I don’t know what heaven is going to be like – but I imagine it to be a place of joy without struggles and tension. More importantly, it will be pure bliss to be so close to Jesus.
Psalm 39:7 “And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you.
Dear God, I thank You that You provided heaven for us. While I’m waiting here on earth, help me to wait in joy and to love You and others. Help our children with eczema to recover and not be waiting in vain for better skin.
Our wait on earth leads to eternity in heaven.