Lenten Blog – 3/16/2018

Easter is getting closer and one of the ways I see this is in a perennial Lilly bulb that I planted 18 years ago. Here is a picture of the plant in front of the first building. The plant is looking like it can bloom in about a week or two. It usually blooms either the last week of March or the first week of April. I thought of this verse when I looked at the plant today.
Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near. (James 5:7-8)
I also spoke in chapel this week on the fruit of the Spirit, and one of them is patience. Sometimes I am patient and other times no. If while stuck in traffic and not needing to meet a time deadline I can enjoy music or the radio in the car. But if I feel like I am not getting done what I planned or needed to do I lack patience. This verse calls us to wait on God like farmers wait for the seasons.   Answers from God are not immediate but He always gives them in time and in seeking to help and bless us.

In Christ’s Service,

Pastor Dave

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