Passengers from all walks of life are waiting in a transit lounge. Some are waiting reluctantly, others with anxieties; and yet there are people who wait patiently. However complex their feelings, the plane will soon be taking off. At worst, the flight could be delayed or even cancelled. Nevertheless, it will eventually land at the final destination.
In the transit lounge of God, passengers could be facing similar situations as those of the world. The difference is, however, that these people are waiting with high expectancy.
Abraham waited patiently and he finally received what was promised (Hebrews 6:15). Abraham is our role model in terms of waiting with patience. The background of Hebrews 6:15 is that he went to the region of Moriah, sacrificing his beloved son, Isaac, as a burnt offering. In such a crisis, he desired to obey God wholeheartedly, trusting that God’s promise would not go empty. Thus, his waiting was active. The very core of God’s promise to Abraham was to bless him and to bless him with countless generations. To respond to Abraham’s active waiting, God fulfilled His promise, as Hebrews 6:15 was written, “And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.” In the transit lounge of God, we’re waiting actively, patiently and full of expectancy, without being lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised (Hebrews 6:12).
We are to wait in hope for Jehovah God, trusting Him with joy because He is our help and our shield (Ps. 33:20-22).
- Abraham received what was promised because of his active waiting. In your life, what makes you wait in the transit lounge of God?
- In your lounge, you may feel tension, frustration and anxieties. It could also be a place of peace. While waiting, what is your attitude?
- Are you seeking God’s will, setting your eyes on Him, actively waiting for God?