Sunday, 20 May 2012
We are not very good at waiting in the modern world!
Everything is instant from drive through takeaways to short snappy tweets. Life seems to speed passed us and when we need to wait for something we get impatient and grumpy.
Whilst modern technology is brillaint and has many wonderful uses. Sometimes we need to slow down, take stock and reasses our stituations! Sometimes we need to wait.
Everything here is up the air at the moment we don't know what we are goign to be doing from September and we won't now until the end of this month. Now I am finding this particularly difficult as I am a person who likes to plan. I like to know who is where and what we are doing! In short like to be in control and the things that are happening here at the moment are completely out of my control.
This waiting is a mix of nervous, scared, excitement and being terrified! My emotions are all over the place and I can't concentrate on anything every two minutes my brain seems to be changing it's mind on what I think will happen, which is very silly as I have no earthly way of knowing what will happen until we have been told.
Perhaps this is what the Disciples felt like after Jesus returned to his father in heaven.
At Church today we celebrated Accession (even though it was on Thursday). Ascension marks the day when Jesus went up to his father in a cloud! The disciples left all alone on the earth had to just wait, Jesus had promised that he would send a new helper but the disciples didn't fully understand this until ten days later when the The Holy Spirit appeared like tongues of flames on the Day of Pentecost! The disciples waited and faithfully prayed to God and eventually when the time God's the Holy Spirit came and the Church began! I pray for myself that in the next couple of days that I can indeed keep calm and patience and wait on God for his timing to be right. In his time not mine!