- Acts 22:16 (NKJV) And now why are you waiting?
As you can imagine, Sundays are a busy day for the Kemp tribe. However, we usually manage a family meal which I consider one of the highlights of the week. We will determine ahead of time where we are going to meet and then as each family finishes up at church they make their way there, order their food and begin eating. (Hungry grandbabies aren’t good at waiting!)
With my responsibilities at church, I am usually the last one to arrive. This past Sunday was no exception. So by the time I arrived everyone was well into enjoying their meal. I ordered my meal, went around and kissed all the grands and had just settled down to enjoy my lunch when Ella pushed her plate away and said, “Papa, I’m finished.”This was her signal that it was time for our little Sunday ritual where I pick her up and we walk around the restaurant singing and talking and checking out the lay of the land.
So what do you think I did? Lunch can wait! I can eat anytime, but there will only be a very short season of life in which I will have the joy and privilege of holding my little Ella and going through our little ritual.
There is a time for action – even eating. However, there is also a time to wait. Life has different seasons; sometimes the best thing you can do is put some things on hold and wait for the right season. In the meantime, enjoy the season you are in and make the most of the special opportunities that God has afforded you. No matter how tough it is right now and no matter how many things you’d like to do and places you’d like to go, I bet there is an “Ella” in your life. Hey, you can eat anytime…but hold your “Ella”? You can’t do that just anytime you want, those special moments have to be seized when opportunity knocks…everything else can wait.