“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”
– lsaiah 40:31 (RSV)
I don’t like to wait, and I don’t wait very well. I’m the guy who cuts across the grass to get there faster. I watch for another check-stand to open and try to get there first. When I played baseball, I wouldn’t wait on the curve ball. In track, I’d jump the gun at the start.
I love to snorkel. There’s almost nothing I would rather do than swim in clear blue waters looking at tropical fish, coral, and the water underworld. On a recent snorkeling trip to Napili Bay in Maui, a friend taught me a good lesson about waiting. Don’s a retired fireman, who also likes to snorkel. But, he drove me crazy. He couldn’t swim for six feet without stopping for minutes at a time.
A funny thing happened when I would stop long enough to wait for Don. I saw more fish, more eels, more movements in the water than I had ever seen before in my life. Don taught me to stop, look, and listen in the water. Although I’ve snorkeled in Napili Bay before, I had never truly experienced Napili Bay until my friend showed me how to wait.
It’s a good lesson for life. Maybe we should quit rushing around trying to find God. Maybe we should stop, look, listen, and wait. He’s here. He has something to reveal and say to you today.
RELATED BIBLE READING:
- Psalm 27:14
- Psalm 40:1-3