When you are waiting for something it is often easier if you know when the actual date is going to be. For example, if you are preparing for a big event - like a wedding, family celebration, function, race or sports fixture - the waiting is made bearable by the prescribed date.
However, when you are asked to wait for something and you have no idea when the 'date' is going to be, that is hard to do. This was the situation the disciples faced between Ascension and Pentecost. We know now that it was only 10 days for them to wait for the Spirit to descend, but they didn't know that. It could have been 2 weeks, 2 months or even 2 years.
The spiritual challenge for us is to remain patient with God's timing, even in the moments when we wish God would hurry up. God's plans and gifts are always worth waiting for!
Luke 3:15 - The people were waiting expectantly and were all wondering in their hearts if John might possibly be the Messiah.
Hebrews 6:15 - And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.
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