We focus a great deal of attention on the clock and the calendar, from the time our alarm clocks go off — When is the report due? When are we meeting the Smiths for dinner?
We are easily frustrated by delays, when our appointment is late, when the kids are slow to get ready. We see this focus on timing and frustration with delays in our spiritual lives as well, as we wait for God to answer prayers and wait for Jesus to return.
Put yourself in the disciples’ sandals in Acts 1. The Lord Jesus was shamefully crucified and then on the third day was raised. He appeared to them for forty days and showed them the significance of the Scriptures. They had no doubt now that this was the Messiah, the true King of Israel that God had promised. So then they wanted to know, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?”
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