What images do you have in mind when you hear the word “wait”? Trying to get a table at a busy restaurant on a Friday night? most active traffic? perhaps important test results? Waiting is frequently linked to inaction.
We essentially do nothing while we wait, fidgeting with our phones or staring up at the ceiling in the vain hope that the clock’s second hand will continue to move. We are all holed up in our homes waiting for the coronavirus pandemic to loosen its grip as most of the world is currently paralysed. The Bible uses the word “waiting” to describe something entirely different than what we do after taking a number at the motor vehicle department.