Tuesday, July 31, 2012

This Is Why He Waits

The sun. Like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion, he comes out of his tent in the early morning. Adorned for his bride, he comes.

The birds begin their days work.

Dew glistens the ground. Mist came up from the earth and watered the ground.

Man. Formed from the dust of the ground.

I whisper. Words should not disturb the sacredness of this morning altar.

"Thank you for another day."

"Where is your God?", they say.

Seconds to minutes. Minutes to hours. Hours to days. Days to months. Months to years. Still, He does not come.

He waits. He tarries. For this.

"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)

Somewhere in a jungle of forest or concrete. Somewhere in a mansion or a thatch roof shack.

Somewhere on a Walled Street. Somewhere in a food line.

Somewhere next door. Somewhere on the other side of the world.

Somewhere.

Today.

Someone will confess with their mouth. Someone will believe in their heart.

He waits. He tarries. For this.

For this one.

From afar off He sees. The dead come to life. The lost found.

Today may be the day.

For the one you have been praying for. 

The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth. 

The ninety-nine are left.

The angels rejoice.


The Son. Like a Bridegroom coming forth from His pavilion, He comes out of His tent in the early morning.

Adorned for His bride, He comes.

He looks down from the banister of Heaven.

He waits. He tarries. For this.

He wouldn't have missed this one for the world.

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31 comments:

  1. AMEN Donna!
    I believe so strongly in this, I have been praying for all my siblings to come to Christ, and I believe I will soon be seeing that day.
    Thanks for this beautiful inspiration Donna!
    Blessings!

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  2. Love that He is so patient with us! Thanks for linking up this week, Donna!

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  4. Thank you for sharing thought on why HE Waits - At Tell Me a Story. He does not push or shove, but gentle leads and guides. He waits for us to follow.

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  5. I somehow never managed to view these verses in this manner - they have suddenly taken on a new meaning. Thank you for this gift, today.
    God bless you,
    Patty

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  6. I am grateful that the Lord has been waiting, and waiting, and waiting to be certain that all the people who will/can come to Him, WILL before our world end. [And He's obviously more patient than I am at this phase of life, seeing so much, sorrowing for so much in how the cultures are exploding the opposite direction. Glad He's kind.]

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  7. And I'm so thankful he tarries--for those who will come to know Him while He waits.

    Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!

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  8. What a blessing He waits! And by waiting teaches us patience.

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  9. Absolutely beautiful! Visiting you from Grace Alone blog :)

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  10. Donna.... Amen.
    Thank you so much for joining us in Thursdays Favorite Things Blog Hop! With His grace, wishing you peace and many blessings to you and yours… Carla

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  11. ... a sweet invitation for the start of a new day ...

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  12. Wonderful encouragement. Thank you.

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  13. This is really great! :) So glad I stopped by!

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  14. Beautiful encouragement. Yes, somewhere, someone says yes. Today.

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  15. I love this verse. Time is not ours but his. Thanks for sharing this today and for visiting the prairies.

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  16. Thank you for your bloggy friendship and for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things. Wishing you a wonderful weekend xo

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  17. So pretty! Coming by from Just for Fun Fridays.

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  18. Donna - this is so encouraging, especially to those who have been praying for their lost loved ones for a while.

    Blessings,
    Joan

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  19. I lean upon God's promises that someday my children will return to rejoicing in Him. It's through His promises that I practice patience. Thank you.

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  20. This is beautiful! Thank you so much for linking up at The Prudent Pantry.

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  21. Today may be the day for one I've been praying for...

    Oh, that brings tears to my eyes. For one I've been praying for since I was a child. Yes, Lord. Today!

    thank you for this uplifting post!

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  22. Hi Donna! Hope you are enjoying your summer. Finding you a great and inspiring blogger,I just nominated you for The Liebester Award. You so deserve it!
    You can go here to receive it:http://www.ugochi-jolomi.com/2012/08/my-liebster-award.html
    Have a great day!

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  23. I loved this post. I had not thought about God waiting in quite this manner. And, aren't we blessed He does? For us and a host of others. Your writing is eloquent, poetic. Beautifully done. Thank you for sharing, and thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog. Bless you. Praying for your situation as well.

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  24. You have a beautiful way with words. Yes, He is waiting for all to come to Him! Thank you for linking up at Leaving A Legacy. I hope you have a good week.

    Blessings~
    Shari

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  25. Thank you for sharing your story "He Waits" at Tell Me a Story.
    Even for one more He will wait.

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  26. Beautiful. awesome and gives inspiration! Dropping by from " Tell Me A story"

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  27. This is beautiful, Donna. How important in His eyes is every person on earth. Well said.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  28. So beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing at The Gathering Spot this week.

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  29. Donna...what a wonderful reminder to never stop praying for the unsaved. Thank you for sharing this at WJIM. Blessings.

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