Northwestern United Methodist Church

232 4th Ave. 

Mellette, SD 57461

605.887.3148

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Waiting on the Lord

Updated: 3 days ago

I spent a LONG time at the church yesterday, much longer than I was planning.


We planned to record the service yesterday morning at 10, so we got together at 9:30 to do a run through. We finally got to recording at about 10:40. Just before noon we finished and then the day began.


I tried to get the files uploaded to email to Megan to put on the website. It was going VERY slowly so I went home and planned to go back at 3:00 expecting that it would be done by then. So at 3:00 I walked back to the church only to find that in 3 hours it had only progressed by 25%. AAAAUUUUGH! So I gave up on that and decided to upload it to my youtube page. It would only take 3 hours. I did a few things at the church to pass the time, walked up and go the mail, even tried to take it home to upload. But our home wifi is so slowed by the devices being used by it that I went back to the church. At 7:00 Amy, concerned for my sanity, texted and asked if she should bring over supper. She did and we ate and waited 2 more hours for the final product to be completed at 9:15.


I do not tell you this so you congratulate me on my perseverance and thank me for my dedication. Far from it. If you could have seen me at 9:15 you would know that my heart was definitely no longer in the task.


So why do I tell you this story. You see, God never promises us that life will be easy, nor that life will go according to our timetable. There are plenty of people in the Bible who were made to wait years for the promise that was to come. I am always reminded of Simeon at times like these who waited patiently at the Temple for God's promised one to come. Day after day watching knowing that the Messiah would arrive before his death. And then the day came and his rejoicing, "My eyes have seen your salvation. You have prepared in the presence of all peoples..." (Luke 2:30-31)


Are we ready to wait on the Lord for the deliverance He will bring? Psalm 40:1 says "I waited patiently for the Lord, and He turned to me and heard my cry for help." Wait patiently. Cry out to Him. He will hear and He WILL answer.


Until then we will continue to record services and upload them...no matter how long it takes.


Patiently waiting for the day we can again come together and worship our Deliverer.


Doug