The Waiting Room
What happens in the waiting room? It appears only a few parents are completing their paperwork because they are just starting to fill out forms when I open the door to the exam room. Urgent phone calls have not been completed because parents are still making calls when I attempt to ascertain why they are in the office. Children’s coats and hats are still on because they were not removed while sitting in the waiting room. Surely, Dads have already called their wife to find out what they were told to tell the doctor but no, they take out the phone in the while I am examining their child to speak to Mom. What on earth is going on in the waiting room! Apparently, not very much.
John 9:4 King James Version (KJV)
4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
What have we been doing while waiting on Christ’s return? If He appeared today, what would He find us doing? The Lord ascended on high over 2000 years ago. He did not leave us without direction or help. The Holy Spirit indwells every believer. He speaks to us, encourages us, comforts us, and directs us so that we might be able to do the work set before us. Have we grieved the Holy Spirit by our inaction? Given all that God has done for us, is He dismayed by our lack of passion for the word and lackadaisical attitude towards the lost? When Jesus knocks on our door, will He find us jumping up to do what we should have been doing while we awaited His return. While there it is still, let us be found doing what He commanded. What on earth are you doing?