Waiting (James 5:7-10 & Romans 13:11-12)

James 5:7-10 (NRSV):
7 Be patient, therefore, beloved, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious crop from the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. 8 You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Beloved, do not grumble against one another, so that you may not be judged. See, the Judge is standing at the doors! 10 As an example of suffering and patience, beloved, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.

Romans 13:11-12 (NRSV):
11 Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers; 12 the night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armor of light…


How might waiting be positive, helpful, or transformative?

When might waiting be negative or unhelpful?

What good, personal experiences of waiting come to mind for you?

What are you waiting for right now? Why?