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Acts 12:37

Tara Alemany, Author and Speaker

It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. Truly I tell you, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them.

Acts 12:37

We read in many places in the Bible about people waiting.

Abraham spent decades waiting for the Lord’s promise to him to be fulfilled, that his descendants would be more numerous than the stars.

Simeon, an old man, had waited all of his life for the coming of the Messiah since God had promised him he would see him. (Acts 2:25).

Yet, Acts 12:37 reminds us that waiting isn’t about passively doing nothing. Waiting is an active verb. Sometimes, like Abraham, we become unclear as to what it is that God would have us to do during that time.

At other times, like Simeon, we hold fast to what we know, remaining righteous and devout, trusting that the presence of the Holy Spirit will be enough to make the way plain to us. [Read more…]