Friday, April 17, 2009

Moving slow

Moving Slow
"The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance."
2 Peter 3:9(NIV)

I was driving down the road one day when I noticed a Woolie Worm crawling across the road. First, I thought it was weird driving so fast and noticing that little worm corssing a two-lane highway, but then I thought it's gong to take that worm all day to get to the other side.

A road to me doesn't look that big, but too a worm, it probably looks like miles and miles, but then again a worm doesn't have a job, so he's got plenty of time to waste. That worm represents us and that road represents life. I am sure not all worms make it across the road as most humans don't live a full life, but it's the journey to what's on the other side is what makes it worth it.

The speed of the worm moving across the highway is sort of the way God is with us. God does not move slow, He is patient. He is patient because He created us for a purpose and a place and He doesn't want us to miss either. He doesn't want us to perish, or miss out on our purpose in this life, or the hope of eternal life soemday. He is patient with us so that we have an opportunity to repent and turn to Him.

Many poeple reject, forget, run away, or blame God for their lives, but all along, God is the hope of the world, the answer were missing, and the void we are trying to fill with worldy things. God is slow in purpose, not because He is busy or doesn't care, or because He's just slow. He is slow because He loves His creation and wants to give us a chance to accept Him. God will give us His promise of Eternal life, if we repent(turn to him and away from the world), and accept Him, and strive to be faithful.

When we do live for God, that journey across the road doesn't seem so big or long anymore. All the sudden we are moving in a positive direction and we have something to look forward to on the other side. Enjoy the journey and take advantage of God's slowness.

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