Unlimited: There’s No Need to Wait
Jan 3, 2017 603
What are you waiting for?… Have your sins washed away by calling on the Name of the Lord (Acts 22:16, NLT).
It was a long wait when that woman who was a foreigner followed Jesus along the road, crying out, Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! (Matt. 15:22). For a time, He answered her not a word.
It was a long wait when the crowd cried for the blood of the immoral woman thrown at Jesus’ feet. And He remained silent while He wrote on the ground (John 8:6–7). And all the while, the woman wondered.
It was a long wait was when they had brutally nailed Jesus to the timbers, and they raised Him up high. What would He say? Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do (Luke 23:34).
During your life, you will go through times of apparent silence. But it is not God who is silent; it’s just our hearts that need tuning to His frequency of love. Listen to it now.
The longest silence occurred on that Friday when they placed Him in a tomb behind a rock. They thought He would never again be heard. But on the Sunday, the whole world heard His voice.
You are forgiven. You are accepted. You are His. There’s no longer any need to wait. – Eliezer Gonzalez
Eli’s Reflection: We always seem to be waiting for something: for a bus or a train, for a meal or for work to finish. Even as Christians we seem to be waiting to become a better person, to feel forgiven, or even for Jesus to come again! What would your life be like if you accepted that with Jesus you didn’t have to wait for salvation any more, that He has already worked it all out for you? What’s stopping you from living like that?