God’s Loading Bars

It’s important to be willing to wait for God when you are looking to connect with Him. Remember, strength does not come upon us in a moment as we beckon the Lord, but as we wait upon Him (Is 40:31). The image of a loading bar popped into my head one day while reflecting on…

Patience Beyond Ourselves

According to Guinness World Records, the world’s longest continuously running laboratory experiment is the pitch drop experiment. Pitch is a sort of tar that was used back in the day to waterproof boats. You may remember it being mentioned in the story of Noah (Gn 6:14). Now if you don’t know anything about pitch, you…

Patience for God’s Timing

You’d think we’d understand God’s patience better by now given how long it has taken some prophecies to take place. I mean, there seems to be prophetic references to Jesus not just in the prophets, but all throughout the Old Testament. Moses seems to talk about Jesus in Deuteronomy 18:15-19, which scholars think was written…

Cosmic Calendar Patience

If you want to learn even more about God’s patience, take a look at science. Scientists have created a concept they call the cosmic calendar. On this calendar, January 1st at 12 AM is the beginning of existence and today is December 31st, 12 PM. If you were to condense all of existence into this…

The Delayed Return of Jesus

C.S. Lewis once remarked that Jesus saying he’d return within a generation was, “certainly the most embarrassing verse in the Bible.” While Lewis’ words are a bit brash, at least he was honest about his feelings. It’s clear in reading the New Testament that the early church literally thought Jesus meant one generation. Even 2…