Friday, April 10, 2020

FMF: Patient

When I participate in Five Minute Friday writings, I always think about the prompt for a while before I actually start writing. If I only have five minutes, I need to have a good idea of what I want to say before I start. I often look up Scripture, and think about how the prompt applies to what is going on in my life right now.

As I looked up the word "patient" I was surprised to see that it is only in the NASB translation twelve times. That just didn't seem right to me. Patience, as they say, is a virtue. I was sure it was in the Bible more than that.

Then I looked up the word "wait." Yes, that's more like it: 142 times. That makes more sense because the story happens in the wait. Patience is a skill already attained; it is acquired in the waiting.

Today is Good Friday, but the event that we remember, Christ's crucifixion, did not seem very good. Those early believers did not know they only had to wait until Sunday.

We know Sunday is good. Sunday is very good.

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  1. Patience is in the waiting. That is very profound.

  2. All the things you thought before
    just faed into grey,
    like the well-loved ancient lore
    on that dreadful day,
    for who among them could believe
    as they looked upon His shattered form
    that any grace could be received,
    and that this was not the norm
    that would define remaining years,
    a memory of love now killed,
    when they had run out of tears,
    and their sobs by time were stilled?
    Who could know that three days hence,
    sad world would have Love's recompense?

  3. if only they knew what we know now eh? The wait would have been easier for them.