We have a theme park not too far from our house. We went for opening day of the season.
Which meant we had to stand in lines. Waiting. For our turn. Watching others board and ride the ride that we anticipated taking.
As we were standing in line, I glanced down at our little guy as he was leaning against the railing saying repeatedly, over and over, almost as if under his breath, "I hate waiting. I hate waiting. I hate waiting."
I interrupted his cycling statement with, "Oh, but waiting is a good thing to learn. So many times in the Bible God tells us to learn to wait. It is part of how He created life to work."
And as I was encouraging and educating my son, my Heavenly Father began to point out current situations in my life where I have been standing, waiting, leaning against the railing saying repeatedly, over and over, almost as if under my breath, "I hate waiting. I hate waiting. I hate waiting."
And so I am challenged.....
As I was trying to instruct my son in the lessons of waiting... I myself was instructed.
Not because I want to, but rather out of obedience...
Learning to embrace the wait.