Chaplain’s Corner – April, 2014

“Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.” John 12:26 (IV)

I realized recently that “to wait: could be thought of in two different ways: one passive, and one active. I can stand expectantly but motionless at my window and wait patiently to see my grandchildren arrive. But I also at a restaurant we hear, “I’ll be your server,” and someone busily waits on us.

The server brings us water and dinner rolls, takes our order, clears our plates, and offer a dessert menu. So, one way to wait is expectant and quiet, while the other is very busy and energetic.

I realized that I could do both kinds of waiting on God. Sometimes I sit quietly in my favorite chair during prayer time, I wait expectantly to hear God’s voice just as I wait expectantly for a visit from much-loved family. I also can say, “Good morning, God! I will be your server today. How may I help you?” At those times, I get busy and wait on God in a very active way.

Each day it’s different and I learn to have patience while waiting to see if our Heavenly Father wants me to wait on him-or wait for him