Around the Bend
Mark 13:32, NIV: “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”
I don’t know if you think much about corners or bends, except to say that they’re a part of life. Creedence Clearwater Revival sang about going “up around the bend” as they anticipated leaving a daily routine in favor of something new and fresh.
For the last sixteen months or so, we have been looking forward to “going around the bend” with the covin virus, when that virus will take its place that other diseases occupy in our lives, which is to say that it can be staved off by vaccines and other means. But for now, we wear the masks and practice other measures that will keep us from getting sick. And we are surely tired of doing so.
If we are tired of something that can be managed after a couple of years, think how tired the Children of Israel were waiting for their Messiah. They had to wait for two thousand years for the blessed event, and even when he did come, there were some who did not believe. But we do believe and thank God for the Spirit made incarnate, for God’s grace and goodness to us in the person of his son. Praise God for all God has given us, and especially for Jesus Christ, who came to save us. We need not wait any longer.