Egg-Shattering Endurance. Devotions from the Psalms (27:14)


Are these eggs for you?

"Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD." (Ps 27:14 NIV)

To tell you the truth, it's hard to find someone who likes to wait, especially in a world where the word "hectic" has begun to quantify the norm. Instant gratification has made the word "wait" a word of the past, which truly isn't in our best interest!

Impatience is one of our worst enemies. It has caused many blunders and heartaches, as well as much loneliness. Impatience is a sign that we want to be in control, and things aren't happening the way we want them to. But maybe, just maybe, this world is not about us, but about others as well!

May we all learn to wait on the Lord. There is beauty in waiting, especially if our heart is right. Waiting on the Lord is a sign that we trust God and that we have confidence that He will come through for us in the best possible way. It isn't about just fulfilling our wants and desires!

Christians at the University of Auckland aren't always well-liked. Witnessing is usually received with as much enthusiasm as a cold shower. "We live in a modern world man. Wake up!" I wonder, however, just who it is who needs to wake up!

These Christians aren't easily discouraged. They know they can rely on God, and thus, they waited for His guidance. And their wait was rewarded. Easter 2012 was going to be their opportunity to make a difference. A way-outside-the-box idea sprang out during prayer: Let's have an "egg a Christian" celebration for Easter! That would sure attract a crowd on campus!

And attract a crowd it did, for even the media broadcasted this special event. There was one tiny catch, though. Anyone who wished to throw an egg at a Christian would have to be willing to listen to that Christian explain the meaning of Easter and Christ's resurrection. All of it free of charge. One egg per person. Thus the "eggs" of Easter became an opportunity for them to share the real meaning behind Easter: Having an intimate relationship with God!

Patience produces results that will last for eternity!

Are you willing to be egged?

Rob Chaffart

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