Yesterday after church, my daughter and I stopped at a sandwich shop to pick up lunch. There was a man in front of us, and two couples came and got in line behind us. The girls behind the counter were working on making everyone’s food, and doing their best. In less than 2 minutes, the last couple in line left, then the second couple a matter of seconds later.
My daughter and I both looked back, as did the girls behind the counter. Someone verbalized what we were all thinking. “Guess they could wait a minute.”
After we got in the car, we were talking about this misplaced sense of urgency that is so prevalent in our society now days. People are constantly rushing it seems. They don’t want to wait in any lines at a restaurant, a store, or a bank. Cars dodging in and out of traffic in an attempt to get ahead of everyone else, only to wait at the next red light.
I am reminded of the Bible verse that says, ” They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength…” (Isaiah 40:31) If we are in such a rush, how will we be able to wait upon the Lord? How will we hear His voice if we allow ourselves to be smothered in all the hustle and bustle?
We need to slow down a little, and learn to wait on the Lord!