Last night I saw a TV commercial for SHAG senior housing. Lou Piniella asks, “I have a question for you—What are you waiting for?” Good question for everyone to consider.
This ole world we live in is a gigantic “waiting room.” Everyone is waiting for something: Graduation… Marriage… The birth of a baby… A raise in salary… A job promotion… Healing… Retirement… An answer to a prayer, etc. All these things are good. But, when you receive what you’ve waited for there will always be something else to wait for afterward. Our waiting is never over. The only thing that changes is the thing we are waiting for.
However, there is one thing we can wait for that will end all our waiting—Once we have this, we will never have to wait for another thing! What is that? It is the coming of the Lord—After the Lord comes there will be nothing left to wait for! We can say, “Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him… this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation” (Isa. 25:9). Amen!
So, to answer Lou Piniella’s question, “What are you waiting for?” I’m waiting “for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Cor. 1:7)! Are you? What are you waiting for?