We Americans aren’t patient people.  We hate to wait.  We don’t like to stand in lines and I think the thing that will keep the Internet from taking over retail is that we don’t want to wait for our stuff.  We want it now!

Instant gratification!  I want it now!  That’s us.

So, Advent’s good for us.  It teaches us patience.  Jesus is coming on December 25.  He’s in charge.  Not me.  No matter how much I want him to come sooner, it ain’t gonna happen.  So we wait.  We wait in joyful hope.  He will come.  But he’ll come on His own schedule.

Personally, I love this time of year, so I hope He takes His time.  I like the music.  I like the lights.  I actually like the anticipation.  At my age, the thrill of the loot under the tree isn’t enough to make me hope Advent passes quickly.  I’m normally not a patient person, but Advent is an exception.  But, that’s just me.

If you’re the impatient type, maybe you want to pray about it.  Just don’t say, “Lord, give me patience.  Do it now!”

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