Experts say that children grow while they sleep. Exercise enthusiasts claim their muscles heal on the off-days. There is growth in the waiting. There is healing in the waiting.
We are waiting.
Waiting for a kidney.
Waiting for a new chance.
Waiting to come alive!
While we are waiting, we are growing. Growing closer together. Growing closer to God. Who could ask to be spared from that?
Paul wrote in his second letter to the church in Corinth, " 8we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; 9persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. 11For we who live are constantly being delivered over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh."
Joe's body is dying. In fact, if it weren't for modern medicine (dialysis), he would have died in early January. Yet, the life of Jesus is more alive in him now than ever before. He wants to go into the dialysis unit and be "the light of Jesus" to the other patients. May God be glorified in our waiting.
There is growth in the waiting. There is healing in the waiting.