I am thinking today of those who mourn the loss of a loved one and agonize over the physical loss, wishing his or her resurrection would be right now. It takes faith, doesn't it? It takes faith and trust in God's love, to hang on and wait without having our needs and wants met.
Whatever your situation of waiting, right now, I wish you hope and peace. I wish you the grace to persevere in life, despite the agony of waiting. I wish you and myself a sense of perspective. What flows in and our of the time we have to live on earth is not inconsequential. All is gift for one who knows that God loves him or her unconditionally.
Sometimes I wonder what it would be like if we lived without counting minutes, days, years or any time? It would certainly change our lives and our world in dramatic ways. Maybe it would be freeing. Maybe it would help us to treasure the present moments of life and not worry about what we call the past or the future. After all, I know I cannot control the past, which is over and done, or the future, which is yet to be. I can, however, control the way I live and respond to the present. I can even make a difference in my little corner of the world. No one may notice, but God most certainly does.